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 12124
Belgium 3975
Portugal 2009
Italy 4605
Great Britain 9081
Sweden 6703
Austria 534
Switzerland 150
France 5685
Spain 1003
Ireland 348
Denmark 2748
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 (2003-2017), 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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Vrije-uitloopeieren worden over twee weken in een klap gedegradeerd tot scharreleieren, als de Europese Commissie niet in actie komt. Dat kost de sector honderdduizenden euro’s per week.

De gevolgen voor de langere termijn zijn nog veel groter. Door de ophokplicht vanwege de vogelgriep zitten de ruim vijf miljoen vrije-uitloopkippen al tien weken in de stal. Nederland lobbyt samen met buurlanden in Brussel voor een ontheffing.

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