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Analyzing data sets from polio surveillance

In this article, you are invited to analyze a data set of polio cases and apply the concepts to your own context (Step 2.7).
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Here we have two slides from the previous lecture with data about polio cases. Choose one of the data sets below. Respond to the question associated with the data.

Data set from slide 8 A chart showing AFP classifications in inaccessible districts all the way through fully accessible districts in 2018 and 2019 in Yemen This is a report of AFP surveillance from Yemen. What do you learn from this? What are some lessons-learned you can apply to your own work or educational context?

Data set from slide 11 A map of Africa and Asia showing the status of environmental surveillance in AFR, EMR, SEAR, and WPR in 2018

These are example of environmental surveillance in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The people represent cases picked up by the AFP surveillance system. The triangles show environmental surveillance. What does this tell us? What are some lessons-learned you can apply to your own work or educational context?

Please take a moment to share your response in the discussion.

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