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A case of septicaemic anthrax in an intravenous drug user

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, January 2011
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Title
A case of septicaemic anthrax in an intravenous drug user
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-11-21
Pubmed ID
Authors

Arfon GMT Powell, Joseph EM Crozier, Heather Hodgson, David J Galloway

Abstract

In 2000, Ringertz et al described the first case of systemic anthrax caused by injecting heroin contaminated with anthrax. In 2008, there were 574 drug related deaths in Scotland, of which 336 were associated with heroin and or morphine. We report a rare case of septicaemic anthrax caused by injecting heroin contaminated with anthrax in Scotland.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 4%
United Kingdom 1 4%
Unknown 23 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 24%
Student > Master 6 24%
Other 4 16%
Researcher 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 4 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 48%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Unspecified 1 4%
Other 4 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. 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 20 October 2013.
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#7,762,459
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Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#2,570
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#90,463
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#307
of 515 outputs
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