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Retrospective hospital-based searches for cases of acute flaccid paralysis

D'Souza, Rennie


Objective: Australia had to demonstrate adequate acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance by achieving a rate of one per 100,000 in children under the age of 15 to fulfil one of the requirements of the Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication to be declared polio free. To increase the ascertainment rate of AFP cases, a hospital search was conducted to identify cases not reported to the active AFP surveillance. Methods: A computerised search of hospital admissions...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health


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