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Transmission dynamics and control of Ebola virus disease (EVD): a review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, October 2014
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3 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
43 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user
reddit
1 Redditor

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Title
Transmission dynamics and control of Ebola virus disease (EVD): a review
Published in
BMC Medicine, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12916-014-0196-0
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Authors

Gerardo Chowell, Hiroshi Nishiura

Abstract

The complex and unprecedented Ebola epidemic ongoing in West Africa has highlighted the need to review the epidemiological characteristics of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as well as our current understanding of the transmission dynamics and the effect of control interventions against Ebola transmission. Here we review key epidemiological data from past Ebola outbreaks and carry out a comparative review of mathematical models of the spread and control of Ebola in the context of past outbreaks and the ongoing epidemic in West Africa. We show that mathematical modeling offers useful insights into the risk of a major epidemic of EVD and the assessment of the impact of basic public health measures on disease spread. We also discuss the critical need to collect detailed epidemiological data in real-time during the course of an ongoing epidemic, carry out further studies to estimate the effectiveness of interventions during past outbreaks and the ongoing epidemic, and develop large-scale modeling studies to study the spread and control of viral hemorrhagic fevers in the context of the highly heterogeneous economic reality of African countries.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 1%
Mexico 3 <1%
France 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Other 8 1%
Unknown 532 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 115 20%
Student > Master 97 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 78 14%
Researcher 76 14%
Student > Postgraduate 45 8%
Other 115 20%
Unknown 35 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 151 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 106 19%
Mathematics 42 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 31 6%
Social Sciences 30 5%
Other 141 25%
Unknown 60 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 75. 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 28 May 2019.
All research outputs
#315,987
of 16,534,036 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#274
of 2,614 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,508
of 214,726 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#1
of 12 outputs
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