Paediatric surveillance of Acute Flaccid Paralysis in the Netherlands in 1997

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/9914
Title:
Paediatric surveillance of Acute Flaccid Paralysis in the Netherlands in 1997
Authors:
Abbink F; Conyn-van Spaendonck MAE; Suijkerbuijk AWM
Other Titles:
Pediatrische surveillance van acute slappe verlamming in Nederland in 1997
Abstract:
The main goal of AFP surveillance in the Netherlands is to qualify for WHO certification as a polio-free country. Surveillance for AFP has been established in the Netherlands as part of the NSCK surveillance system since October 1992. The NSCK surveillance system is an activity of the Dutch Paediatric Association using an 'active' surveillance approach to monitor rare disorders in the child population. The survey on AFP carried out by the RIVM comprises a collection of additional information on clinical and laboratory findings, vaccination status and remaining complaints from the reported AFP cases through questionnaires. Compliance with the scheme in general is high (91% in 1997) but AFP reporting is still lagging behind. We can conclude that although the required non-polio AFP rate of 1 per 100,000 children has not been reached yet, a slow but steady increase has been reported over the years, from 0.39 in 1995, to 0.56 in 1996 and 0.63 in 1997. Thanks to the implementation of recommendations made in previous reports, progress has also been made for adopting all performance criteria used by WHO in the certification process. Therefore we suggest that the implementation of recommendations be continued, including the extension of the system to neurologists and a further improvement in its efficiency. The need for adequate and timely faecal sampling should continue to be stressed as well as the timely provision of case-specific information.
Affiliation:
CIE
Publisher:
Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu RIVM
Issue Date:
31-Oct-1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/9914
Additional Links:
http://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/213676009.html
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
RIVM Rapport 213676009
Appears in Collections:
RIVM reports - old archive

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dc.contributor.authorAbbink Fen_US
dc.contributor.authorConyn-van Spaendonck MAEen_US
dc.contributor.authorSuijkerbuijk AWMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-09T15:37:09Z-
dc.date.available2007-03-09T15:37:09Z-
dc.date.issued1999-11-00en_US
dc.identifier213676009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/9914-
dc.description.abstractThe main goal of AFP surveillance in the Netherlands is to qualify for WHO certification as a polio-free country. Surveillance for AFP has been established in the Netherlands as part of the NSCK surveillance system since October 1992. The NSCK surveillance system is an activity of the Dutch Paediatric Association using an 'active' surveillance approach to monitor rare disorders in the child population. The survey on AFP carried out by the RIVM comprises a collection of additional information on clinical and laboratory findings, vaccination status and remaining complaints from the reported AFP cases through questionnaires. Compliance with the scheme in general is high (91% in 1997) but AFP reporting is still lagging behind. We can conclude that although the required non-polio AFP rate of 1 per 100,000 children has not been reached yet, a slow but steady increase has been reported over the years, from 0.39 in 1995, to 0.56 in 1996 and 0.63 in 1997. Thanks to the implementation of recommendations made in previous reports, progress has also been made for adopting all performance criteria used by WHO in the certification process. Therefore we suggest that the implementation of recommendations be continued, including the extension of the system to neurologists and a further improvement in its efficiency. The need for adequate and timely faecal sampling should continue to be stressed as well as the timely provision of case-specific information.en
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dc.publisherRijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu RIVMen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRIVM Rapport 213676009en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/213676009.htmlen_US
dc.titlePaediatric surveillance of Acute Flaccid Paralysis in the Netherlands in 1997en_US
dc.title.alternativePediatrische surveillance van acute slappe verlamming in Nederland in 1997en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCIEen_US
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