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 2149
Italy 4674
Great Britain 3481
Sweden 0
Germany 216
Austria 559
Switzerland 163
France 0
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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Niederlande und Belgien
Projekt: de Grote Griep Meting
Leitung: Carl Koppeschaar
Kontakt: redactie [at]

Projekt: gripenet
Leitung: Vitor Faustino
Kontakt: info [at]

Leitung: Daniela Paolotti
Kontakt: info [at]

Projekt: flusurvey
Leitung: John Edmunds
Kontakt: webmaster [at]

Projekt: influensakoll
Leitung: Annasara Carnahan
Kontakt: influensakoll [at]

Projekt: grippenet
Leitung: Vittoria Colizza
Kontakt: vittoria.colizza [at]

Deutschland, Schweiz und Österreich
Projekt: Aktiv gegen Grippe
Leitung: Carl Koppeschaar
Kontakt: carl [at]

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Influenzanet is part of the Epiwork WP5. This Work Package intends to overcome the limitation of the state of the art surveillance systems for Influenza by proposing an innovative ICT approach based on Web2.0 tools. (Epiwork WP5)