Published in Vaccine Weekly, November 15th, 1999
"The overall rate of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) found in Italy underestimates the global effectiveness of the program," according to virologists in that country.
According to L. Fiore and colleagues, 1982 was the last year in which a case of poliomyelitis attributed to transmission of wild poliovirus was reported.
"To achieve the certification of the eradication of poliomyelitis in Italy, an active surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in the population aged less...
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