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 2392
Italy 0
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2729
France 7750
Spain 0
Ireland 0
Denmark 37934
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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Newsletter du 28.12.2020

Une très bonne année à tous nos participants !

Permettez-nous de vous souhaiter d’excellentes fêtes de fin d’année ! Une fin d’année qui se termine, fort heureusement, sans épidémie de grippe.

Nous tenons également à vous remercier sincèrement de votre contribution à la surveillance de la grippe via vos formulaires hebdomadaires, sans laquelle notre plateforme n’existerait tout simplement pas ! Grâce à vous, nous nous dirigeons chaque semaine vers une meilleure préparation face à l’épidémie de la grippe ainsi qu’à une meilleure connaissance de la pandémie COVID-19.

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Tous nos meilleurs vœux de bonheur et de santé pour cette fin d’année !

Votre équipe Grippenet.

28 December 2020 16:51:38