The Minister's call: How you can help record the spread of infection

Official at the time of writing 1044 persons who are registered infected with covid-19 in Denmark. The real figure likely to be far higher, because only peopl

The Minister's call: How you can help record the spread of infection

Official at the time of writing 1044 persons who are registered infected with covid-19 in Denmark. The real figure likely to be far higher, because only peopl

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
18 mart 2020 Wednesday 07:00
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The Minister's call: How you can help record the spread of infection

Official at the time of writing 1044 persons who are registered infected with covid-19 in Denmark.

The real figure likely to be far higher, because only people with severe symptoms, since march 12 has been tested for the disease.

The Danish authorities have therefore no true picture of exactly how extensive the spread of the covid-19 is in Denmark, but it is trying now to rectify.

Thus, Statens Serum Institute started a monitoring of the spread of disease in Denmark in the same way as one usually monitors the influenza spread in the country.

And health and ældreminister Magnus Heunicke (S) is now calling for the danes to be a part of the register.

in a posting on Facebook where he links to seruminstituttets so-called influmeter.

the 'Sign up now, and give our researchers to better data, so we can track the prevalence, assess the impact of the actions and see how epidemikurven precursor in Denmark,' writes Magnus Heunicke on Facebook.

Influmeteret happens is that you sign up seruminstituttets register and weekly inform, whether you have had symptomber. Notifications must be made regardless of whether in the course of the week have sought a doctor or received treatment.

the Monitoring is done in order to get an impression of the spread of disease, regardless of whether you have had mild or severe symptoms.

Everyone living in Denmark can join Influmeter. Persons under 18 years of age must have a person over 18 to sign up.

You can find more info about the scheme and register on the influmeter.dk (note that since at the time of writing load a little slowly).

Updated: 18.03.2020 07:00
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