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Acute Flaccid Paralysis - AFP

The relation of prophylactic inoculations to the onset of poliomyelitis: a study of 620 cases in the victorian epidemic of poliomyelitis in 1949.
Published: 1951

Research supports a relationship between immunizations and onset of paralytic poliomyelitis.


McCloskey, BP. Medical Journal of Australia, 1951 Apr 28;1(17):613-8.


“Evidence is presented that in the current epidemic of poliomyelitis in Victoria
there has been a relation, in a number of cases, between an injection of an
immunising agent and the subsequent development of paralytic poliomyelitis.”

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