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April 1998

Short news items with a Post-Polio element gleaned from 'here, there and everywhere'. Contributions welcomed. Email linpolioweb@loncps.demon.co.uk. Please make it clear that your news item is for inclusion in NewsBites and include any source references.

27th April 1998

Perlman Speaks Sunday May 17th in Orange County

Information for our Southern California PPS Friends --

The Orange County PPS Support Group will host a special meeting on Sunday, May 17, 1998, from 2 to 4 pm at the University of California (UCI) Medical Center campus, corner of Chapman Avenue and The City Drive in the city of Orange.

Featured speakers will be Dr. Susan Perlman, a neurologist who heads up the PPS Clinic at UCLA. Dr. Perlman has studied pain for about 25 years (and PPS pain for about 15 years) and will cover the causes, diagnosis and treatment of PPS symptoms as we understand these conditions today.

Accompanying Dr. Perlman will be Frisca Yan Go, MD, another neurologist at UCLA who lends her expertise in sleep disorders, sleep studies and sleep management to the PPS treatment team there.

Entrance to the UCI complex is off The City Drive, south of Chapman, and the meeting will be held in the Conference Room of Bldg. No. 53.

Some parking will be available on the upper levels of the Staff Parking structure on the North end (Chapman Ave) of the property with some additional parking available in the adjacent Lot No. D and some along the fence in the back of the conference room building.

See you there,

Tom Walter, tomincal@aol.com

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23rd April 1998

Surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis and the eradication of poliomyelitis

Eurosurveillance Weekly reports that "The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) rather than suspected poliomyelitis should be the object of surveillance as the eradication of poliomyelitis comes closer. AFP surveillance, which includes cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, is more likely than surveillance of suspected poliomyelitis to identify atypical cases and provides objective data with which the quality of national surveillance systems may be monitored."

They quote their source as: WHO. Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance: the surveillance strategy for poliomyelitis eradication. Wkly Epidemiol Rec 1998; 73: 113-7.

For the complete report see Eurosurveillance Weekly dated 23rd April 1998. (Dead link removed) First time users will be required to register but registration is free. You may also wish to subscribe to their update service through which you receive a weekly email listing the reports covered in the current issue.

See also our own directory section Polio Virus, Vaccine and Eradication which includes the relevant WHO web resources and Associated and/or Symptomatically Similar Conditions for Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) resources.


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27th April 1998
Perlman Speaks Sunday May 17th
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23rd April 1998
Surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis
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