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Vaccines for preventing plague

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 1998
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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Title
Vaccines for preventing plague
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 1998
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000976
Pubmed ID
Authors

Tom Jefferson, Vittorio Demicheli, Mark Pratt

Abstract

Plague is endemic in China, Mongolia, Burma, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, large parts of Southern Africa, the United States and South America. There are three types of vaccines (live attenuated, killed and F1 fraction) with varying means of administration. The objective of this review was to assess the effects of vaccines to prevent plague. We searched Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register and reference lists of articles. We handsearched the journal 'Vaccine' and contacted experts in the field. Randomised trials comparing live and killed plague vaccines against no intervention, placebo, other plague vaccines or vaccines against other disease (control vaccines). Three reviewers assessed the eligibility of trials. No trials were included. There is not enough evidence to evaluate the effectiveness of any plague vaccine, or the relative effectiveness between vaccines and their tolerability. Circumstantial data from observational studies suggest that killed types may be more effective and have fewer adverse effects than attenuated types of vaccine. No evidence appears to exist on the long-term effects of any plague vaccine.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 6%
Unknown 33 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 20%
Other 5 14%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Other 9 26%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 34%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 11%
Social Sciences 3 9%
Unspecified 3 9%
Environmental Science 2 6%
Other 8 23%
Unknown 3 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 41. 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 14 September 2019.
All research outputs
#430,021
of 13,622,686 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,261
of 10,684 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,681
of 155,330 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#15
of 167 outputs
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