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

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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 0
Belgium 0
Portugal 1586
Italy 4840
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 1351
France 0
Spain 1029
Ireland 354
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 entra en epidemia y satura las urgencias

La gripe ya arrecia en buena parte del territorio español. La mayoría de las comunidades autónomas han superado el umbral basal de síndromes gripales (55,5 casos por 100.000 habitantes) y ya se encuentran en fase epidémica. En la última semana, la tasa global de incidencia es de 109,4 casos por 100.000 habitantes y mantiene su tendencia al alza. Las comunidades autónomas han desplegado sus planes de contingencia para hacer frente a la avalancha de afectados por el virus pero las urgencias de algunos hospitales ya empiezan a acusar la saturación de los servicios. Los ancianos frágiles, con problemas cardiovasculares o respiratorios de base, y los niños de menos de un año son los colectivos más afectados.

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