- As part of Polio eradication activities, AFP surveillance is an important tool to identify all Acute Flaccid Paralysis cases (AFP) in the age group of
- Whenever a child is suffering from fever followed by Acute Flaccid Paralysis, the child should be admitted to the nearest health facility ( reporting unit ).
- The health facility will collect stool specimen from the affected child and send the specimen to the King Institute laboratory, Chennai for virological analysis to confirm the diagnosis.
- On reporting of each AFP case, one additional dose of OPV is given to all under 5 years children in the affected village ( area ) as containment measure.
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remember the rule of two
two stool specimens of 8g after 2 weeks of onset of paralysis 2 days apart shd be sent to the laboratory with in 2 days and the laboratory shd send the report with in 2 weeks. the stools shd be voided stools