Polio Vaccine: Paralysis due to Polio Vaccine – 1/2 million persons in India

Leading doctors in two reputed hospitals report that over 490,000 persons in India developed paralysis between 2000 to 2017 because of oral polio vaccine (OPV)   Download study…Polio:non-polio Acute Flacid Paralysis

VLA Comment: Definition sof Acute Flacid Paralysis:  Consider polio in patients who have unexplained AFP. A probable case of polio is defined as an acute onset of flaccid paralysis of one or more limbs with decreased or absent tendon reflexes in the affected limbs, without other apparent cause, and without sensory or cognitive loss.

What is AFP in polio?
Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) Surveillance. Nationwide AFP (acute flaccid paralysis) surveillance is the gold standard for detecting cases of polio. … finding and reporting children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP)

 

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