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The Stroud Community Web is an online news and information source for Stroud and surrounding communities. An initiative and ongoing project of Stroud Lions Club.

Influenza research

Invitation to participate

Flutracking is a research project run by Hunter New England NSW Health and the University of Newcastle. Since 2006 the Flutracking project has recorded flu symptoms of both vaccinated and unvaccinated participants. The aim of the project is to document and understand the cycle of influenza outbreaks in Australia.

The key areas of research are;

  • the onset of influenza in Australia
  • the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine
  • the severity of circulating influenza strains
  • if influenza strains have changed

Participants are sent a weekly email during the influenza season usually May 1 to October 30. The email will contain a link to an online survey form where you will be asked a couple of questions regarding flu-like symptoms such as; fever, cough, number of days absent from normal duties, muscle aches. Approximate time to complete survey is 10 – 15 seconds.

Would you like to be involved?

Yes – Join now
More information www.flutracking.net

 

 

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