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High attack rate for malaria through irregular migration routes to a country on verge of elimination

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, August 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (79th percentile)

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Title
High attack rate for malaria through irregular migration routes to a country on verge of elimination
Published in
Malaria Journal, August 2013
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-12-276
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kolitha Wickramage, Risintha G Premaratne, Sharika L Peiris, Davide Mosca

Abstract

Irregular migration in the form of human smuggling and human trafficking is recognized as a global public health issue. Thirty-two cases of Plasmodium falciparum were detected in 534 irregular migrants returning to Sri Lanka via failed human smuggling routes from West Africa in 2012, contributing to the largest burden of imported cases in Sri Lanka as it entered elimination phase. Beyond the criminality and human rights abuse, irregular migration plays an important, but often forgotten, pathway for malaria re-introduction. Active surveillance of the growing numbers of irregular migrant flows becomes an important strategy as Sri Lanka advances towards goals of malaria elimination.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sri Lanka 2 4%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 46 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 14%
Researcher 5 10%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 13 27%
Unknown 3 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 18%
Social Sciences 8 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 16%
Arts and Humanities 1 2%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 8 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 01 January 2017.
All research outputs
#2,083,542
of 12,434,754 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#595
of 3,638 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#40,047
of 229,668 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#10
of 49 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,434,754 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 83rd percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,638 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 83% of its peers.
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