Diseases & National Health Programme
In AFP surveillance, re-evaluation of post polio residual paralysis is done after:
In case of a compatible case of polio follow up is done after 60 days of the onset of paralysis.
Some important facts about polio:
a. Agent: Polio virus type 1,2,3
b. P1: MC cause of epidemics & paralytic polio
c. P2: Most antigenic & therefore most easy to control
d. P3: MCC of VAPP
e. Reservoir: Humans only ( no chronic carrier or animal host)
India has achieved a zero case rate for polio since January 2011 but polio elimination has not been declared in India as 3 years surveillance by WHO has not yet been completed as yet.