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

http://www.influenzanet.eu/

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The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) bundles all research-related EU initiatives.

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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 11982
Belgium 3949
Portugal 1749
Italy 4303
Great Britain 4233
Sweden 3559
Germany 194
Austria 520
Switzerland 695
France 0
Spain 996
Ireland 296
Denmark 1369
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 invade colegios y alcanza su pico más alto entre los menores

España está enferma. En todas las comunidades, a excepción de Canarias, y la ciudad autónoma de Ceuta el riesgo de gripe ha sido calificado como epidémico desde la semana pasada. El mapa de la península elaborado por el Sistema de Vigilancia de la Gripe en España es esclarecedor: todo en rojo.

Advierten de que en comunidades como "Andalucía, Aragón, Baleares, Castilla y León, Comunitat Valenciana, Madrid y País Vasco" la evolución de la actividad gripal está todavía en aumento, mientras que en el resto permanece estable o decrece. Desde el inicio de la temporada 2016-17 se han notificado 1.156 casos graves hospitalizados.

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