Influenzanet is a system to monitor the activity of influenza-like-illness (ILI) with the aid of volunteers via the internet
Below see the amount of ILI reported around the UK right now. The map shows a gradient from no reported ILI (blue) to very high ILI (red). Currently there is not a great deal of ILI around. Map updated every three minutes.
This year Flusurvey has teamed up with The British Science Association's National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW) to help teachers and students learn more about flu and contribute to research. NSEW is a celebration of everything to do with science, with grassroots events and activities across the UK every March.
In 2012-2013, the highest rates of flu were reported in the under-18 age group. In order to help control and lower the impact of flu, our researchers want to understand who is most likely to be infected. This year is particularly important as the NHS is beginning to roll out flu vaccinations for children. Help us to understand the impact that this will have on flu.
Please encourage your students to complete the survey between November 2013 and March 2014 to help us find out how flu spreads and give recommendations for keeping the public healthy. Resources are available to help you get involved and discuss flu with your students.
To complete the survey, please click here.
For more information or to access the teachers’ resource pack which includes clear instructions, a lesson plan, activity ideas and student worksheets, please click here.