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Reemergence of yellow fever in Ethiopia after 50 years, 2013: epidemiological and entomological investigations

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, May 2017
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Title
Reemergence of yellow fever in Ethiopia after 50 years, 2013: epidemiological and entomological investigations
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BMC Infectious Diseases, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12879-017-2435-4
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Abrham Lilay, Negga Asamene, Abyot Bekele, Mesfin Mengesha, Milliyon Wendabeku, Israel Tareke, Abiy Girmay, Yonas Wuletaw, Abate Adossa, Yamar Ba, Amadou Sall, Daddi Jima, Debritu Mengesha

Abstract

Yellow Fever (YF) is a viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by aedes mosquito species. Approximately, 200,000 cases and 30,000 deaths occur worldwide every year. In Ethiopia, the last outbreak was reported in 1966 with 2200 cases and 450 deaths. A number of cases with deaths from unknown febrile illness reported from South Ari district starting from November 2012. This investigation was conducted to identify the causative agent, source of the outbreak and recommend appropriate interventions. Medical records were reviewed and Patients and clinicians involved in managing the case were interviewed. Descriptive data analysis was done by time, person and place. Serum samples were collected for serological analysis it was done using Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay for initial screening and confirmatory tests were done using Plaque Reduction and Neutralization Test. Breteau and container indices were used for the entomological investigation to determine the risk of epidemic. A total of 141 Suspected YF cases with 43 deaths (CFR = 30.5%) were reported from November 2012 to October 2013 from South Omo Zone. All age groups were affected (mean 27.5, Range 1-75 Years). Of the total cases, 85.1% cases had jaundice and 56.7% cases had fever. Seven of the 21 samples were IgM positive for YF virus. Aedes bromeliae and Aedes aegypti were identified as responsible vectors of YF in affected area. The Breteau indices of Arkisha and Aykamer Kebeles were 44.4% and 33.3%, whereas the container indices were 12.9% and 22.2%, respectively. The investigation revealed that YF outbreak was reemerged after 50 years in Ethiopia. Vaccination should be given for the affected and neighboring districts and Case based surveillance should be initiated to detect every case.

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Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 11 27%
Researcher 7 17%
Student > Bachelor 6 15%
Student > Master 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Other 9 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 14 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Other 6 15%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 03 October 2017.
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