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 11954
Belgium 3946
Portugal 1747
Italy 4295
Great Britain 4165
Sweden 3559
Germany 186
Austria 508
Switzerland 678
France 6236
Spain 996
Ireland 295
Denmark 1309
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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Suspension de la surveillance de la grippe

Comme nous l'indiquent nos données, corroborées par celles de Sentinella, l'épidémie de grippe saisonnière semble maintenant terminée. L'équipe de suspend donc les enquêtes hebdomadaires jusqu'à la fin de l'automne prochain. 

Nous remercions très sincèrement tous nos participants pour leur implication tout au long de la saison. Nous avons en effet collecté des données très précieuses que nous sommes en train d'analyser. Les résultats et les conclusions seront communiqués très prochainement sur le site internet et via la mailing list de

28 mars 2017 16:33:26