What Is Flutracking?
Flutracking is an online health surveillance system to detect epidemics of influenza. We are looking for people who live in Australia and have easy access to email on a weekly basis. It doesn't matter if you are vaccinated or not.
How Does Flutracking work?
It takes only 10 - 15 seconds each week. We ask if you have had fever or cough in the last week. This will help us find ways to detect both seasonal influenza and hopefully pandemic influenza and other diseases so we can better protect the community from epidemics.
You will receive weekly information on influenza-like activity in the region based on our analysis of the data. Participation is voluntary and your information will be kept confidential. See our Weekly Influenza Map and Last Week's Report.
If you don't see anything above - it may be that your organisation is blocking access to Youtube - sorry!Click to autoTweet: Is there flu near you? Check out the Flutracking Map http://ctt.ec/8abW4+
Suzanne is one of our many valued FluTrackers. She has been a FluTracker for 8 years.
Here is what Suzanne had to say about FluTracking:
"Not often can one contribute to a program that gives direct information that you can use. I have worked in research in Infectious Diseases but this takes years to see the results of your effort. For less than 1 minute each week you can identify if you are in a potential risk region. I work in age care/disability education now and I can teach others how with contributing to your program can give them real time information. Almost all students are from disadvantaged groups and I am always pleased to see the expression on their faces when they begin to understand what we have in Australia and we can prevent outbreaks. FluTracking is really only the beginning."
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Updates on what we are seeing, planning, and responses to your questions. If you don't see anything below - it may be that your organisation is blocking access to Twitter.Tweets by @Flutrack