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Defining the Geographical Range of the Plasmodium knowlesi Reservoir

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, March 2014
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Title
Defining the Geographical Range of the Plasmodium knowlesi Reservoir
Published in
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, March 2014
DOI 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002780
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Authors

Catherine L. Moyes, Andrew J. Henry, Nick Golding, Zhi Huang, Balbir Singh, J. Kevin Baird, Paul N. Newton, Michael Huffman, Kirsten A. Duda, Chris J. Drakeley, Iqbal R. F. Elyazar, Nicholas M. Anstey, Qijun Chen, Zinta Zommers, Samir Bhatt, Peter W. Gething, Simon I. Hay, Ananias A. Escalante

Abstract

The simian malaria parasite, Plasmodium knowlesi, can cause severe and fatal disease in humans yet it is rarely included in routine public health reporting systems for malaria and its geographical range is largely unknown. Because malaria caused by P. knowlesi is a truly neglected tropical disease, there are substantial obstacles to defining the geographical extent and risk of this disease. Information is required on the occurrence of human cases in different locations, on which non-human primates host this parasite and on which vectors are able to transmit it to humans. We undertook a systematic review and ranked the existing evidence, at a subnational spatial scale, to investigate the potential geographical range of the parasite reservoir capable of infecting humans.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 2%
India 2 1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 134 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 17%
Researcher 22 15%
Student > Bachelor 18 13%
Other 11 8%
Other 38 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 58 41%
Medicine and Dentistry 35 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 8%
Unspecified 10 7%
Environmental Science 9 6%
Other 19 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 04 April 2014.
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#1,460,563
of 7,380,163 outputs
Outputs from PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
#1,431
of 4,027 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#36,443
of 172,941 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
#45
of 136 outputs
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