Acute flaccid paralysis: The new, the old, and the preventable

N. Macesic, V. Hall, A. Mahony, L. Hueston, G. Ng, R. Macdonell, A. Hughes, G. Fitt, M. L. Grayson

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Abstract

Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) has a changing epidemiology with ongoing polio outbreaks and emerging causes such as nonpolio enteroviruses and West Nile virus (WNV). We report a case of AFP from the Horn of Africa that was initially classified as probable polio but subsequently found to be due to WNV.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofv190
Number of pages4
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Enterovirus
  • Paralysis
  • Polio
  • West Nile virus

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Macesic, N., Hall, V., Mahony, A., Hueston, L., Ng, G., Macdonell, R., Hughes, A., Fitt, G., & Grayson, M. L. (2016). Acute flaccid paralysis: The new, the old, and the preventable. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 3(1), [ofv190]. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofv190