Influenzanet in the UK is Flusurvey
The internet has been used to monitor patterns of influenza-like-illness (ILI) in the Netherlands and Belgium since 2003, in Portugal since 2005 and Italy since 2007. The UK flu survey extends this system to the UK. The platform has just been launched and its depletion is one of the tasks of Epiwork WP 5. So far, almost 400 volunteers are participating. Everybody living in the UK can register here and start participating.
The UK platform is also the first IMS that implemented a Contact Survey to detect contact patterns data among the volunteers.
This survey has been developed by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The LSHTM is the UK’s national school of public health training and research and is found in Bloomsbury, London, near the British Museum.