He also stressed on the necessity of promoting international cooperation in detecting Acute Flaccid Paralysis
in children and exchanging the latest researches on this disease.
Guillain-Barre syndrome is a subacute-onset neuropathy involving bilateral, symmetric, flaccid paralysis
. The condition has an autoimmune etiology, with vaccines accounting for some reported cases.
A predominance of reported cases this year have involved West Nile fever, a less virulent manifestation of the disease than West Nile meningoencephalitis or acute flaccid paralysis
, a poliomyelitis-like presentation.
Movement disorders and a poliomyelitis-like acute flaccid paralysis
were not well-recognized sequelae of West Nile virus early in the course of the epidemic that first struck New York City in 1999.
Acute flaccid paralysis
(AFP) syndrome has been associated with the West Nile virus (WNV), according to a series of six cases described in the Sept.
Number of acute flaccid paralysis
(AFP) cases, by week* of paralysis onset, case classification, ([dagger]) and SIA round ([section])--Papua New Guinea, 2018
This is why PAHO recommends the implementation of strong surveillance systems in order to detect any suspected cases of acute flaccid paralysis
, as well as maintaining high vaccination coverage equal to, or greater than, 95% in all locations.
After testing positive for the virus, Arsalan, who hails from the Serki Tetara area of the Miagan village in Charsadda was shifted to a health facility where doctors reported that he was suffering from Acute Flaccid Paralysis
A 2015 statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics called on pediatricians to consider polio as a potential diagnosis of any child presenting with fever and acute flaccid paralysis
Symptomatic infections range from mild febrile illness or characteristic diseases such as hand, foot and mouth disease to severe neurologic disorders such as meningitis/ encephalitis and acute flaccid paralysis
. EV-A71 infections are usually asymptomatic and self-limiting but can also result in life-threatening complications such as pulmonary edema and cause death, predominantly in children <5 years of age.
Meeting to tackle issues on polio eradication during "The Polio End Game: What's Next?" forum at the National Institutes of Health in the University of the Philippines Manila last April 24, advocates are pushing for intensified reporting of children with symptoms of acute flaccid paralysis
, a manifestation of polio, to health authorities and ensuring the immunization coverage of at least 95 percent of children.
The World Health Organisation said: "Wild poliovirus type 1 has been isolated from 10 of the cluster of 22 acute flaccid paralysis
cases in Syria."