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Child diagnosed with acute flaccid paralysis

The child pictured here in this 2000 photograph, held by her father, had been diagnosed with acute flaccid paralysis, 2 months prior to being photographed. The father was bringing his child to a physician for a follow-up evaluation. Since its inception in the fall of 1998, the "Stop Transmission of Polio" (STOP) immunization initiative teams have worked in over 50 countries. In the first years of the program, most STOP team members worked primarily to bolster acute flaccid paralysis surveillance, support National Immunization Days, and conduct polio case investigation and follow-up. (Source: CDC/Chris Zahniser BSN RN MPH, 2000. Zahniser was a Stop Transmission of Polio [STOP] team member and photographer, who was assigned to the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Image Library. Public domain.)

Associated Disorders

  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Bulbar polio
  • Bulbospinal polio
  • Infantile paralysis
  • Nonparalytic polio
  • Paralytic polio
  • Polioencephalitis
  • Post-polio progressive muscular atrophy
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Spinal paralytic polio