Guidance

Acute flaccid paralysis: investigating and reporting a case

Information on the steps required to report and investigate a case of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).

Documents

How to report and investigate a case of AFP/AFM

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Details

This document is intended for healthcare professionals who are investigating a case of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) or acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).

The document covers:

  • aims of surveillance
  • steps required to report and investigate a case
  • laboratory testing

Please use the patient summary form to report cases of AFP or AFM to Public Health England (PHE).

Published 19 December 2018