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

http://www.influenzanet.info/

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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 0
Belgium 0
Portugal 1390
Italy 4905
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 1496
France 5777
Spain 1038
Ireland 235
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 prosigue su evolución ascendente, dentro de lo habitual

La gripe prosigue su evolución ascendente, dentro de lo habitual

El informe de la red de vigilancia epidemiológica de la gripe en España correspondiente a la segunda semana de Enero confirma la evolución ascendente de la enfermedad, tal como era de esperar a la vista de los informes anteriores.

La cobertura mediática de la epidemia este invierno, sin embargo, está contribuyendo a generar un cierto estado de preocupación entre la población, al hilo de que una de las variedades predominantes este año está siendo la gripe A-H1N1. Pese a ello, la evolución de la enfermedad está dentro de los márgenes normales este Invierno. (Imágen: thinkstock)

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