New publication on the Internet-based surveillance of Influenza-like Illness in UK during the H1N1 pandemic
The deplyoment of the Influenzanet platform, for the web-based surveillance of influenza-like illness in UK during the 2009 pandemic, is extensively presented in the new publication:
Tilston NL, Eames KT, Paolotti D, Ealden T, Edmunds WJ, BMC Public Health 2010, 10:650 (2010).
The paper presents the Internet-based monitoring of ILI launched near the peak of the first wave of the UK H1N1v influenza pandemic. Authors compares the recorded ILI incidence with physician-recorded incidence and an estimate of the true number of cases over the course of the epidemic. They also compare overall attack rates. The effect of using different ILI definitions and alternative denominator assumptions on incidence estimates is explored.