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Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance: the surveillance strategy for poliomyelitis eradication To achieve poliomyelitis eradication, the World Health Organization recommends that countries conduct surveillance for cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is defined

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  title={Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance: the surveillance strategy for poliomyelitis eradication To achieve poliomyelitis eradication, the World Health Organization recommends that countries conduct surveillance for cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is defined },
  author={},
  year={2015}
}
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
To achieve poliomyelitis eradication, the World Health Organization recommends that countries conduct surveillance for cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is defined as a sudden onset of paralysis/weakness in any part of the body of a child less than 15 years of age. This syndromic reporting strategy, of investigating all AFP cases rather than just “suspected poliomyelitis”, serves many purposes. First, AFP surveillance substantially increases the sensitivity… 
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