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An increase in reports of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in the United Kingdom, 1 January 2018-21 January 2019: early findings

Abstract:
During 2018, the United Kingdom experienced an increase in reports of cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). As at 21 January 2019, 40 cases had been identified with a peak in October 2018. The increase was temporally associated with an upsurge in enterovirus (EV) D68 activity. Enterovirus was detected in 15 cases, mainly from respiratory tract samples; nine were typed as EV-D68. A national task force has been established and investigations are ongoing.
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Contributor
Publisher:
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Journal:
Eurosurveillance More from this journal
Volume:
24
Issue:
6
Article number:
1900093
Publication date:
2019-02-07
Acceptance date:
2019-02-07
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EISSN:
1025-496X
ISSN:
1560-7917
Pmid:
30755296
Language:
English
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pubs:991798
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uuid:6e07bff5-aa02-4699-8d3c-826c53eca695
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pubs:991798
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991798
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2019-09-09

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