Guidelines on how to conduct acute flaccid paralysis surveillance, Afghanistan.
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Guidelines on how to conduct acute flaccid paralysis surveillance, Afghanistan.

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Published by Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF in Kabul .
Written in English

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Other titlesAfghanistan
ContributionsAfghanistan. Vizārat-i Ṣiḥhiyah., World Health Organization., UNICEF
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p. :
Number of Pages40
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Open LibraryOL17012025M
LC Control Number2008311062

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  Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance is a key strategy for monitoring the progress of polio eradication. All AFP patients who referred to expert committee were evaluated about the causes. Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is a potential outcome of poliovirus infection that involves the acute onset of paralysis in one or more limbs. The differential diagnosis for AFP includes a number of other conditions such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, transverse myelitis and other infections (e.g., other enteroviruses, campylobacter, etc.). Public Health England has received an increase in reports of acute flaccid paralysis and acute flaccid myelitis (AFP/AFM) cases in England, particularly since September In response, PHE has declared a national incident with the aim of strengthening current surveillance for AFP/AFM and to gather more information on clinical history, possible. Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance. The Australian AFP clinical surveillance program was established in by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing as part of Australia’s commitment to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) program for the global eradication of poliomyelitis. For more information on the AFP Surveillance strategy.

ACUTE FLACCID PARALYSIS SURVEILLANCE. STANDARD CASE DEFINITION: Any child less than 15 years of age with acute onset of floppy paralysis, OR. A person of any age in whom poliomyelitis is suspected by a physician. HOT CASE DESCRIPTION. From the beginning of the initiative, the key strategy to detect transmission of poliovirus and monitor the impact of eradication activities has been surveillance for children acute onset flaccid paralysis (AFP), the lead symptom of paralytic poliomyelitis 3; AFP surveillance was first used in the Region of the Americas during the s. 4 Following the.   Acute flaccid paralysis and Surveillance 1. Acute Flaccid Paralysis (GBS and Poliomyelitis) Dr. Raghav Kakar 2. Introduction • Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is defined as onset of paralysis (paralysis in a person of any age in whom polio is suspected. • The Paralysis is associated with loss . Paralysis and movement disorder. In: Isselbacher KJ, Braunwald E, Wilson JD, eds. Harrison's principles of internal medicine. New York, NY: McGrawHill Book Company, – Marx A, Glass JD, Sutter RW. Differential Diagnosis of Acute Flaccid Paralysis and Its Role in Poliomyelitis iol Rev ;22(2)–

Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance was adopted globally as a key strategy for monitoring the progress of the polio eradication initiative [1, 2]. Highly sensitive AFP surveillance.   Information on the steps required to report and investigate a case of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Surveillance Indicators Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) Surveillance. Nationwide AFP (acute flaccid paralysis) surveillance is the gold standard for detecting cases of poliomyelitis. The four steps of surveillance are. Background:In , Zvimba district investigated 7 cases of AFP. Among the seven cases investigated, three had stool specimens collected more than 21 days after the onset of symptoms against a target of within 14 days. Only one of the seven cases had.