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Ebola haemorrhagic fever outbreak in Masindi District, Uganda: outbreak description and lessons learned

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

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1 news outlet
policy
3 policy sources
twitter
10 tweeters
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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Title
Ebola haemorrhagic fever outbreak in Masindi District, Uganda: outbreak description and lessons learned
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-11-357
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Authors

Matthias Borchert, Imaam Mutyaba, Maria D Van Kerkhove, Julius Lutwama, Henry Luwaga, Geoffrey Bisoborwa, John Turyagaruka, Patricia Pirard, Nestor Ndayimirije, Paul Roddy, Patrick Van Der Stuyft

Abstract

Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) is infamous for its high case-fatality proportion (CFP) and the ease with which it spreads among contacts of the diseased. We describe the course of the EHF outbreak in Masindi, Uganda, in the year 2000, and report on response activities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 2%
Australia 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Sierra Leone 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 3 1%
Unknown 187 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 46 22%
Researcher 36 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 14%
Student > Bachelor 27 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 7%
Other 38 19%
Unknown 16 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 68 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 39 19%
Social Sciences 17 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 2%
Other 33 16%
Unknown 30 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. 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 2018.
All research outputs
#670,640
of 15,281,506 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#120
of 5,599 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,615
of 218,522 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#5
of 243 outputs
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