UK flu survey opening is a huge success!
The opening of the UK IMS platform has been a success since the very beginning.
Registration for the the UK Flu Survey began in the middle of July. By noon on July 27th, over 4400 users had registered at flusurvey.org.uk, with the greatest number of user registrations taking place on July 21st.
John Edmunds, leader of the UK team, commented this remarkable achievement:” We launched it on a Thursday afternoon, and e-mailed all our friends and family and asked them to log on and to tell others. By the end of the Thursday we had a few hundred participants, and by the time the press looked at the site we had 500-600 participants. So it already looked quite impressive. Then, we had a surge of interest which brought us up to the 4000 mark.”