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Title: Sub-regional workshop on enhanced surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis and poliomyelitis : report on a WHO meeting, ljubljana, Slovenia 5-6 July 2001
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: In view of the recent circulation of imported wild poliovirus in Bulgaria, the WHO Regional Office for Europe convened a Subregional Workshop on Enhanced Surveillance of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) and Poliomyelitis. The aims of the Workshop were to raise awareness in some countries and areas at risk of poliovirus importation, to review surveillance performance and make plans to enhance it, and to address issues related to including high-risk populations in national surveillance and vaccination efforts. The participants discussed the strengths and weakness of their AFP surveillance systems and the impediments to reaching WHO performance indicators. For each country and area, steps were proposed to enhance surveillance and to increase vulnerable groups' access to immunization services. In view of the outbreak in Bulgaria, the participants made specific recommendations on collecting faecal specimens from children at high risk in some countries and areas and maximizing the outreach and supplemental immunization activities in vulnerable groups in the months to come
Description: EUR/01/5017487
29 p.
Subject: Poliomyelitis
Epidemiologic surveillance
Acute Disease
Muscle Hypotonia
Program Evaluation
Context: epidemiology prevention and control
metadata.dc.subject.other: Communicable Diseases and their Control
Gov't Doc #: EUR/01/5017487
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