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Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in the Pacific Islands (1998 to 2008)

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, December 2011
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
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4 tweeters
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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Title
Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in the Pacific Islands (1998 to 2008)
Published in
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, December 2011
DOI 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001416
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mark P. Skinner, Tom D. Brewer, Ron Johnstone, Lora E. Fleming, Richard J. Lewis

Abstract

Ciguatera is a type of fish poisoning that occurs throughout the tropics, particularly in vulnerable island communities such as the developing Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). After consuming ciguatoxin-contaminated fish, people report a range of acute neurologic, gastrointestinal, and cardiac symptoms, with some experiencing chronic neurologic symptoms lasting weeks to months. Unfortunately, the true extent of illness and its impact on human communities and ecosystem health are still poorly understood.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
French Polynesia 2 2%
United States 2 2%
Italy 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 85 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 24%
Researcher 17 19%
Student > Master 14 15%
Student > Bachelor 9 10%
Other 7 8%
Other 22 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 38 42%
Environmental Science 18 20%
Unspecified 9 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 4%
Other 16 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. 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 October 2015.
All research outputs
#508,654
of 12,088,621 outputs
Outputs from PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
#558
of 5,486 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,528
of 133,454 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
#8
of 117 outputs
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