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 2308
Italy 5462
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2638
France 9062
Spain 1063
Ireland 262
Denmark 3199
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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Se observa una tendencia de nuevo ascendente en la onda epidémica

La tasa global de incidencia de gripe actual es de 210,26 casos por 100.000 habitantes. Tras ser estable la semana pasada, la evolución de la actividad gripal es creciente respecto a la semana previa, principalmente a costa de los grupos de 0 a 4 y 5 a 15 años, donde el incremento es significativo en las tasas de incidencia, consistente con un aumento en la circulación de virus B.

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