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Age-prioritized use of antivirals during an influenza pandemic

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, July 2009
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Title
Age-prioritized use of antivirals during an influenza pandemic
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, July 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-9-117
Pubmed ID
Authors

Stefano Merler, Marco Ajelli, Caterina Rizzo

Abstract

The WHO suggested that governments stockpile, as part of preparations for the next influenza pandemic, sufficient influenza antiviral drugs to treat approximately 25% of their populations. Our aim is two-fold: first, since in many countries the antiviral stockpile is well below this level, we search for suboptimal strategies based on treatment provided only to an age-dependent fraction of cases. Second, since in some countries the stockpile exceeds the suggested minimum level, we search for optimal strategies for post-exposure prophylactic treatment of close contacts of cases.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 32 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 3%
Unknown 31 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 38%
Researcher 7 22%
Professor 3 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 6%
Other 5 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 25%
Mathematics 7 22%
Unspecified 4 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 2 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 July 2009.
All research outputs
#588,024
of 3,685,758 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#256
of 2,175 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,768
of 85,773 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#21
of 143 outputs
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