Poliomyelitis surveillance: the compass for eradication.

@article{Birmingham1997PoliomyelitisST,
  title={Poliomyelitis surveillance: the compass for eradication.},
  author={Maureen Elizabeth Birmingham and Robert W. Linkins and Barbara P. Hull and Harry F. Hull},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1997},
  volume={175 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S146-50
        }
}
Effective disease surveillance is a key strategy of the global polio eradication initiative. In an effort to strengthen the quality of polio surveillance as a prerequisite to achieving and certifying eradication, surveillance assessments were conducted in 28 countries in the World Health Organization African, Eastern Mediterranean, and European Regions from 1992 to 1995 using a standard protocol and evaluation guidelines. Six general recommendations were made: Use surveillance data for public… CONTINUE READING

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