Epidemiology and clinical characteristics of acute flaccid paralysis associated with non-polio enterovirus isolation: the experience in the Americas.

@article{Dietz1995EpidemiologyAC,
  title={Epidemiology and clinical characteristics of acute flaccid paralysis associated with non-polio enterovirus isolation: the experience in the Americas.},
  author={Vance Dietz and Jon Kim Andrus and Janus M Olive and Stephen Cochi and Ciro A. de Quadros},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1995},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={
          597-603
        }
}
The Pan American Health Organization adopted as a goal the interruption of transmission of wild poliovirus from the americas by 1990. Collection and processing of stool specimens from patients with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) to identify wild poliovirus is critical for monitoring the success of the eradication programme. In the study described, cases of AFP in children less than 15 years of age reported in the Americas from 1989 to 1991 were evaluated to investigate the epidemiology of AFP… CONTINUE READING

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