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Acute flaccid paralysis

1996 - 2020 · Current

Robert Pless, MD, MSc, Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases, Public Health Agency of Canada; robert.pless@phac-aspc.gc.ca


One-time surveys

  • Acute flaccid paralysis 2004

CPSP Highlights

Published papers

  • Guillain-Barré syndrome after immunization in Canadian children (1996–2012)

    Top KA, Desai S, Moore D, Law BJ, Vaudry W, Halperin SA, Bettinger JA for members of the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program Active. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015;34(12):1411–3

  • The polio eradication endgame: Why immunization and continued surveillance is critical

    Booth TF, Grudeski E, McDermid A, Rotondo J. CCDR 2015;41(10):233–40. www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/15vol41/dr-rm41-10/ar-03-eng.php

  • Acute flaccid paralysis surveillance: The need for ruling out polio infection

    Rotondo J, Desai S, Pless R, Ahmad R, Squires S, Booth TF. Paediatr Child Health 2015;20(6):309–10

  • Performance of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance compared to WHO standards

    Desai S, Smith T, Thorley BR, Grenier D, Dickson N, Altpeter E; SPSU Committee, Sabbe M, Elliott E, Zurynski Y. J Paediatr Child Health 2015;51(2):209–14. doi:10.1111/jpc.12691. Epub 2014 Jul 30

  • AFP surveillance in Canada

    Macey J, Lipskie T. Pan American Health Organization Immunization Newsletter, Apr 2007;XXIX(2):1-3

  • Protocol for the investigation of acute flaccid paralysis and suspected paralytic poliomyelitis

    Bentsi-Enchill A. Paediatr Child Health 1997;2(6):409-12

Resource articles

Presentations

  • Guillain-Barré syndrome after immunization in Canadian children (1996–2012)

    Top KA, Desai S, Moore D, Law BJ, Vaudry W, Halperin SA, Bettinger JA, for members of the Immunization Monitoring Program ACTive. Canadian Immunization Conference, Ottawa, in December 2014 (poster)

  • Guillain-Barré syndrome after immunization in Canadian children (1996–2012)

    Top KA, Desai S, Moore D, Law BJ, Vaudry W, Halperin SA, Bettinger JA, for members of IMPACT. Vaccine and ISV Congress, Philadelphia, in October 2014 (poster)

  • Does active surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis by the International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units meet WHO standards?

    Smith T, Desai S, Grenier D, Altpeter E, Beeli D, Dickson N, Thorley B, Sabbe M, Elliot E, Zurynski Y. Canadian Immunization Conference, Vancouver, in December 2012 (poster)

  • A comparison of the World Health Organization’s Quality Assurance Criteria for Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance in Canada to other countries

    Helferty M, Mitschke M. Canadian Immunization Conference, Quebec City, in December 2010 (poster)

  • Ensuring our polio-free status: active acute flaccid paralysis surveillance (AFP) in Canada

    Garner MJ, Macey JF, Desai S, Grenier D. Canadian Immunization Conference, Toronto, in December 2008 (poster)