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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Developing the framework for an epidemic forecast infrastructure.

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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 0
Belgium 0
Portugal 2391
Italy 0
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2710
France 6961
Spain 0
Ireland 0
Denmark 37874
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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Grippenet sur RSI

En janvier 2021, le Radiotelevisione Svizzera (RSI) de la Suisse italienne a rendu visite à l'Institut de santé globale (ISG), un des quatre fondateurs de Grippenet, pour tourner un reportage pour leur émission "Come va?" (comment ça va ?). L'émission aborde les grandes questions de santé et de médecine, et chaque épisode se développe autour d'un thème principal. Le grand thème de l'épisode Grippenet : « Proteggersi a colpi di click » ou « Protégez-vous en un clic ». 

Découvrez la vidéo (en italien) en cliquant ici !

19 January 2021 10:59:12