This is a 4 year, Swiss National Science Foundation funded project called “Illness Tracking in Travellers”. The project evaluates at infections in travellers, focussing on mosquito-borne infections and respiratory infections. It will also detect outbreaks of travel-related illnesses using a mobile app and daily symptom questionnaires linked with location and climate data. The project is run in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, and the European EuroTravNet network, with app development by Antavi GmbH.
Traveller participation will be encouraged with features such as pop-up windows that provide information on common travel issues following “WHO International Travel and Health” advice. This research will define infectious disease profiles of travellers by age, sex, purpose of travel, location, climate and environmental factors and will pave the way for personalized travel health advice. It will revolutionize surveillance by allowing bottom-up reporting of illness symptoms by travellers, enabling the follow-up of long-term effects of arboviral infections.
For more infomation please visit the project page: https://www.itit-travelhealth.org/