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Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) became reportable in Ontario as of December 4, 2013. AFP surveillance is conducted in an attempt to identify cases of AFP and to investigate all reported cases for evidence to rule out poliomyelitis (polio), which is essential for polio eradication. This session will review the process by which Canada achieved elimination status for poliomyelitis, what Canada’s role in eradication efforts are, and how our public health system continues to monitor for polio.
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Presenter: Dr. Shalini Desai
Dr. Shalini Desai is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at the Public Health Agency of Canada.
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