Faster Detection of Poliomyelitis Outbreaks to Support Polio Eradication.

@article{Blake2016FasterDO,
  title={Faster Detection of Poliomyelitis Outbreaks to Support Polio Eradication.},
  author={Isobel M Blake and Paul Chenoweth and Hiro Okayasu and Christl A. Donnelly and Raymond Bruce Aylward and Nicholas C. Grassly},
  journal={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={449-56}
}
As the global eradication of poliomyelitis approaches the final stages, prompt detection of new outbreaks is critical to enable a fast and effective outbreak response. Surveillance relies on reporting of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases and laboratory confirmation through isolation of poliovirus from stool. However, delayed sample collection and testing… CONTINUE READING