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 0
Belgium 0
Portugal 2390
Italy 0
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2661
France 6318
Spain 1063
Ireland 0
Denmark 37853
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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Surveillance du COVID-19

Dès cette semaine, participera à la surveillance de COVID-19 (maladie causée par le nouveau coronavirus SARS-CoV-2).

En effet, de nouvelles questions ciblées sur le coronavirus seront intégrées au questionnaire hebdomadaire envoyé chaque semaine via notre Newsletter. Les données seront analysées en tenant compte de l'association de symptômes fréquents causés par le coronavirus (fièvre, toux, difficulté à respirer) et d'expositions à risque. La perception du risque lié à la maladie et les changements de comportements, tels que l'adoption de mesures de prévention, seront aussi évalués.

L'incidence de la grippe étant actuellement en phase de diminution depuis plusieurs semaines, la surveillance par la plateforme participative pourrait contribuer de manière efficace au suivi de l'épidémie du coronavirus en Suisse.

9 March 2020 17:55:25