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Use of epidemiological and entomological tools in the control and elimination of malaria in Ethiopia

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, January 2018
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Title
Use of epidemiological and entomological tools in the control and elimination of malaria in Ethiopia
Published in
Malaria Journal, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12936-018-2172-1
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Authors

Abebe Animut, Bernt Lindtjørn

Abstract

Malaria is the leading public health problem in Ethiopia where over 75% of the land surface is at risk with varying intensities depending on altitude and season. Although the mortality because of malaria infection has declined much during the last 15-20 years, some researchers worry that this success story may not be sustainable. Past notable achievements in the reduction of malaria disease burden could be reversed in the future. To interrupt, or even to eliminate malaria transmission in Ethiopia, there is a need to implement a wide range of interventions that include insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying, improved control of residual malaria transmission, and improved diagnostics, enhanced surveillance, and methods to deal with the emergence of resistance both to drugs and to insecticides. Developments during the past years with increasing awareness about the role of very low levels of malaria prevalence can sustain infections, may also demand that tools not used in the routine control efforts to reduce or eliminate malaria, should now be made available in places where malaria transmission occurs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 28%
Researcher 7 22%
Student > Master 6 19%
Unspecified 5 16%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 19%
Unspecified 4 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 9%
Other 5 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. 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 17 January 2018.
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#745,133
of 12,870,191 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#149
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#36,091
of 383,345 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#33
of 492 outputs
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