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War diseases revealed by the social media: massive leishmaniasis outbreak in the Syrian Spring

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, April 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)

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12 tweeters

Citations

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Title
War diseases revealed by the social media: massive leishmaniasis outbreak in the Syrian Spring
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, April 2013
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-6-94
Pubmed ID
Authors

Samer Alasaad

Abstract

Social media introduce pivotal changes to communication between individuals, organizations and communities. A clear example of the power of social media is the spread of the revolutionary outbreaks in the Arabic countries during 2011, where people used Facebook, YouTube and Skype to communicate, organise meetings and protest actions. Here I report how Doctor-Activists use these social media as an alarm system for 'war disease' outbreaks in the Syrian Spring. Social media are used as an alarm system to attract the attention of international organizations, which should assume their responsibilities and play their part in controlling the outbreak of such war diseases.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Portugal 1 1%
Unknown 74 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 24%
Student > Master 13 17%
Researcher 11 14%
Student > Postgraduate 9 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 9%
Other 13 17%
Unknown 5 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 21%
Social Sciences 13 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 8%
Other 15 20%
Unknown 8 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 22 January 2016.
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#2,561,582
of 14,051,039 outputs
Outputs from Parasites & Vectors
#572
of 3,771 outputs
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#27,980
of 150,568 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Parasites & Vectors
#1
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