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 12231
Belgium 3991
Portugal 2123
Italy 4653
Great Britain 9706
Sweden 6703
Austria 548
Switzerland 156
France 5959
Spain 1006
Ireland 351
Denmark 2875
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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Arts schrijft te vaak antibiotica voor

Arts schrijft te vaak antibiotica voor

Er komt een campagne om dokters aan te sporen minder antibiotica voor te schrijven. Het gebruik daarvan ligt in België twee keer zo hoog als in Nederland. Dokters schrijven vandaag te vaak antibiotica voor wanneer het niet eens helpt. Zoals in deze periode bij mensen die griep hebben.

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