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Report of a pertussis outbreak in a low coverage booster vaccination group of otherwise healthy children in Italy

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2013
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Title
Report of a pertussis outbreak in a low coverage booster vaccination group of otherwise healthy children in Italy
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-13-541
Pubmed ID
Authors

Silvio Tafuri, Maria Serena Gallone, Domenico Martinelli, Rosa Prato, Maria Chironna, Cinzia Germinario

Abstract

The introduction of universal pertussis immunization and the high coverage achieved in most developed countries have largely changed the epidemiology of the disease. Although vaccination rates are high in the first year of life, the rates of booster doses are unsatisfactory and lead to the onset of outbreaks. This report describes an outbreak of pertussis affecting school students already immunized in a town of Puglia (Italy), detected at the end of April 2009.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 5%
Unknown 20 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 24%
Researcher 5 24%
Student > Bachelor 2 10%
Student > Master 2 10%
Other 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 4 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 43%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 10%
Psychology 1 5%
Sports and Recreations 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 5 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 18 November 2013.
All research outputs
#2,550,331
of 6,231,511 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1,322
of 3,010 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#46,615
of 114,343 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#56
of 127 outputs
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