Influenzanet is a system to monitor the activity of influenza-like-illness (ILI) with the aid of volunteers via the internet

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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 0
Belgium 0
Portugal 1877
Italy 5195
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2597
France 12202
Spain 1058
Ireland 262
Denmark 3199
InfluenzaNet is a system to monitor the activity of influenza-like-illness (ILI) with the aid of volunteers via the internet. It has been operational in The Netherlands and Belgium (since 2003), Portugal (since 2005) and Italy (since 2008), and the current objective is to implement InfluenzaNet in more European countries.

In contrast with the traditional system of sentinel networks of mainly primary care physicians coordinated by the European Influenza Surveillance Scheme (EISS), InfluenzaNet obtains its data directly from the population. This creates a fast and flexible monitoring system whose uniformity allows for direct comparison of ILI rates between countries.

Any resident of a country where InfluenzaNet is implemented can participate by completing an online application form, which contains various medical, geographic and behavioural questions. Participants are reminded weekly to report any symptoms they have experienced since their last visit. The incidence of ILI is determined on the basis of a uniform case definition.

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La gripe supera el umbral basal epidémico.

Unas semanas antes de lo habitual, la incidencia gripal promedio en el país ha superado el umbral basal epidémico, tal como reporta el sistema de vigilancia de la gripe en España en su último Informe Semanal.

Por comunidades, el norte está siendo el más castigado, y la atención mediática está recayendo en el intenso brote de gripe A que está afectando a Aragón, provocando numerosos ingresos hospitalarios que están llevando al límite la capacidad de algunos hospitales de la capital zaragozana. Otras comunidades, como Madrid, también observan como este subtipo gripal está causando los primeros ingresos.

13 de January de 2014 a las 00:50

Icon La gripe: reflexiones más allá de lo evidente.
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