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Ivermectin to reduce malaria transmission: a research agenda for a promising new tool for elimination

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, May 2013
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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 (95th percentile)

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blogs
1 blog
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28 tweeters
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Title
Ivermectin to reduce malaria transmission: a research agenda for a promising new tool for elimination
Published in
Malaria Journal, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-12-153
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Authors

Carlos J Chaccour, Kevin C Kobylinski, Quique Bassat, Teun Bousema, Chris Drakeley, Pedro Alonso, Brian D Foy

Abstract

The heterogeneity of malaria transmission makes widespread elimination a difficult goal to achieve. Most of the current vector control measures insufficiently target outdoor transmission. Also, insecticide resistance threatens to diminish the efficacy of the most prevalent measures, indoor residual spray and insecticide treated nets. Innovative approaches are needed. The use of endectocides, such as ivermectin, could be an important new addition to the toolbox of anti-malarial measures. Ivermectin effectively targets outdoor transmission, has a novel mechanism of action that could circumvent resistance and might be distributed over the channels already in place for the control of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 2%
Portugal 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 254 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 51 20%
Student > Master 41 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 15%
Student > Bachelor 29 11%
Student > Postgraduate 20 8%
Other 45 17%
Unknown 37 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 69 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 52 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 27 10%
Environmental Science 10 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 3%
Other 43 16%
Unknown 52 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 35. 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 18 December 2021.
All research outputs
#913,846
of 21,658,663 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#138
of 5,374 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,194
of 173,902 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#1
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