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Estimating the impact of school closure on social mixing behaviour and the transmission of close contact infections in eight European countries

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2009
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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 (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
twitter
5 tweeters

Citations

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183 Dimensions

Readers on

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206 Mendeley
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Title
Estimating the impact of school closure on social mixing behaviour and the transmission of close contact infections in eight European countries
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-9-187
Pubmed ID
Authors

Niel Hens, Girma Minalu Ayele, Nele Goeyvaerts, Marc Aerts, Joel Mossong, John W Edmunds, Philippe Beutels

Abstract

Mathematical modelling of infectious disease is increasingly used to help guide public health policy. As directly transmitted infections, such as influenza and tuberculosis, require contact between individuals, knowledge about contact patterns is a necessary pre-requisite of accurate model predictions. Of particular interest is the potential impact of school closure as a means of controlling pandemic influenza (and potentially other pathogens).

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 7 3%
France 3 1%
United States 2 <1%
Kenya 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 182 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 51 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 17%
Student > Master 27 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 13 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 4%
Other 46 22%
Unknown 24 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 24%
Mathematics 26 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 9%
Social Sciences 17 8%
Computer Science 7 3%
Other 39 19%
Unknown 49 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. 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 07 February 2023.
All research outputs
#1,884,776
of 23,070,218 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#512
of 7,737 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,765
of 167,025 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#2
of 21 outputs
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