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 2722
France 7005
Spain 0
Ireland 0
Denmark 37879
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 auf die RSI!

Im Januar 2021 besuchte Radiotelevisione Svizzera (RSI) aus der italienischen Schweiz das Institute of Global Health, einen der vier Gründer von Grippenet, um eine Reportage für die Sendung "Come va? (Wie geht es Ihnen?). Die Sendung befasst sich mit den großen Themen im Bereich Gesundheit und Medizin, und jede Folge dreht sich um ein Hauptthema. Das Hauptthema der Grippenet-Folge: "Proteggersi a colpi di click" oder "Schütze dich mit einem Klick". 

Entdecken Sie das Video (auf Italienisch), indem Sie hier klicken!

19. January 2021 10:59:40


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