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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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 12032
Belgium 3959
Portugal 1754
Italy 4340
Great Britain 4607
Sweden 3559
Germany 196
Austria 527
Switzerland 707
France 2588
Spain 997
Ireland 299
Denmark 1418
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 Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) selecciona las cepas más comunes gracias a los múltiples centros colaboradores que tiene alrededor del mundo. Estos centros toman muestras de sus pacientes afectados por la enfermedad y las envían a la OMS. Este organismo determina cuáles serán las cepas que más afectarán al año siguiente, y remite la información a los centros de referencia que fabrican la vacuna. "El virus está constantemente evolucionando, porque es parte de su comportamiento, es la historia de nunca acabar, y además es bastante impredecible".

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