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Five Million Hits- Reflections on Polio Surveillance

Monday, 12th of June 2017 Print

Five Million Hits – Reflections on Polio Surveillance

Attentive readers will by now have noticed that this website has just topped the 5 million mark. Rather than celebrating, let us take a careful look at AFP surveillance, which is one key issue in the endgame of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, and at environmental sampling for poliovirus.

AFP SURVEILLANCE

Were the AFP surveillance gaps identified last year in Northeast Nigeria the only ones of recent date? Where primary health care structures are especially fragile, as in DRC and the other states of central Africa, what will be the impact of declining budgets on AFP surveillance performance?

I am listing below, in descending order by page views, the most popular items on AFP surveillance to have appeared since 2010. As we witness the accelerated downsizing of GPEI funding, especially in nonendemic countries of Africa, we should look at possible chinks in the armor of AFP surveillance. Items 3, 5 and 9 may be of special interest.

ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEILLANCE

Students of polio virology in Egypt and Israel will be familiar with the important role played by environmental surveillance in those countries, among others, in detecting the presence of polio where AFP reports are negative. As the world approaches the new target for global certification of 2021, the expanding use of environmental surveillance will continue to serve as a complement to AFP surveillance. Items 3, 5, 7, and 8 may be of special interest.

Good reading.

Anthony Kaguimah

Webmaster

 

CITATIONS ON AFP SURVEILLANCE                                           

1.     ACUTE FLACCID PARALYSIS IN CONGO, 2010

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=45

1469 pageviews

2.     ACUTE FLACCID PARALYSIS ASSOCIATED WITH NOVEL ENTEROVIRUS C105

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=4369

1455

3.     REASONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES FOR THE LATE NOTIFICATION OF ACUTE FLACCID PARALYSIS (AFP) CASES IN HEALTH FACILITIES IN LUANDA

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=3679

1129

4.     - - - EVALUATING THE AFP SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM IN SOUTH AFRICA, 2005-2009

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=2025

1011

5.     EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND DISTANCE ON THE VIRAL OUTCOME OF CLINICAL SPECIMENS FROM AFP CASES IN NIGERIA

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=389

997

6.     Vaccine associated paralytic poliomyelitis cases from children presenting with acute flaccid paralysis in Uganda

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=5356

776

7.     Expansion of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance: beyond poliomyelitis

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=5192

767

8.     Acute Flaccid Paralysis: The New, The Old, and The Preventable

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=5542

 

265

9.     Health Conditions for Travellers to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), 2016 – Performance of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) Surveillance and Incidence of Poliomyelitis, 2016

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=6194

223

     

 

 

 

 

CITATIONS ON ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEILLANCE

1.     ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING IN POLIO SURVEILLANCE, SWITZERLAND

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=70

1398

2.     ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLIOVIRUS SURVEILLANCE IN GLOBAL POLIO ERADICATION AND BEYOND

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=1395

1270

3.     INTENSIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEILLANCE

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=2798

1056

4.     ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEILLANCE OF POLIOVIRUS IN SEWAGE WATER AROUND THE INTRODUCTION PERIOD OF INACTIVATED POLIO VACCINE IN JAPAN

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=3786

1024

5.     POLIOVIRUS DETECTED FROM ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES IN ISRAEL – W.H.O. UPDATE

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=2177

1009

6.     NEW THIS THURSDAY: TWO ITEMS ON POLIO AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING IN ISRAEL, THE WEST BANK, AND GAZA

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=2482

969

7.     Contribution of Environmental Surveillance toward Interruption of Poliovirus Transmission in Nigeria, 2012–2015

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=5711

301

8.     Polio-vaccination drive targets children after strain found in India [from environmental sampling]

http://www.childsurvival.net/?content=com_articles&artid=6144

241

 

 

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