Influenzanet is a system to monitor the activity of influenza-like-illness (ILI) with the aid of volunteers via the internet

http://influenzanet.info/

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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 0
Belgium 0
Portugal 1884
Italy 5437
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 0
France 8737
Spain 1061
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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Influenza smitter via nys og hoste, og lignende og primært i de første tre til fire dage af sygdommen og man anses for at være smittefri et døgn efter, at man ikke har feber længere og i øvrigt føler sig rask.

Hvis du vil undgå at blive smittet – eller smitte andre - skal du:

-undgå tæt kontakt med personer, som du ved er syge

-blive hjemme fra arbejde, skole eller lignende, hvis du er syg

-hoste og nyse i et engangslommetørklæde eller i ærmet.

-hyppigt vaske dine hænder med vand og sæbe - især efter du har hostet, nyst eller pudset næse. Brug evt. håndsprit

-undgå at røre ved dine øjne, din næse eller din mund uden forudgående håndvask

-sørge for at holde ting og overflader rene ved almindelig rengøring.