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PHO Grand Rounds: The road to polio eradication: Maintaining Canada's polio-free certification through surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties

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.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Dr. Shalini Desai

Dr. Shalini Desai is a pediatric infectious diseases physician at the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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