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Natural ventilation reduces high TB transmission risk in traditional homes in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, July 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 (97th percentile)

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Title
Natural ventilation reduces high TB transmission risk in traditional homes in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-13-300
Pubmed ID
Authors

Melissa Lygizos, Sheela V Shenoi, Ralph P Brooks, Ambika Bhushan, James CM Brust, Daniel Zelterman, Yanhong Deng, Veronika Northrup, Anthony P Moll, Gerald H Friedland

Abstract

Transmission of drug susceptible and drug resistant TB occurs in health care facilities, and community and households settings, particularly in highly prevalent TB and HIV areas. There is a paucity of data regarding factors that may affect TB transmission risk in household settings. We evaluated air exchange and the impact of natural ventilation on estimated TB transmission risk in traditional Zulu homes in rural South Africa.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 120 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 23 19%
Student > Master 17 14%
Student > Bachelor 12 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 9%
Lecturer 9 7%
Other 19 16%
Unknown 30 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 12%
Environmental Science 7 6%
Social Sciences 7 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 5%
Other 14 12%
Unknown 34 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. 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 15 May 2022.
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#606,092
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Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#128
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#4,969
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