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Bad air, amulets and mosquitoes: 2,000 years of changing perspectives on malaria

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, July 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#20 of 5,917)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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7 news outlets
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4 blogs
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236 X users
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3 Facebook pages
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18 Wikipedia pages
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1 Redditor

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Title
Bad air, amulets and mosquitoes: 2,000 years of changing perspectives on malaria
Published in
Malaria Journal, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-12-232
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ernst Hempelmann, Kristine Krafts

Abstract

For many centuries, scientists have debated the cause and best treatment of the disease now known as malaria. Two theories regarding malaria transmission -- that of "bad air" and that of insect vectors -- have been widely accepted at different times throughout history. Treatments and cures have varied accordingly over time. This paper traces the evolution of scientific consensus on malaria aetiology, transmission, and treatment from ancient times to the present day.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 249 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 45 18%
Student > Master 45 18%
Student > Bachelor 36 14%
Researcher 29 11%
Student > Postgraduate 15 6%
Other 27 11%
Unknown 59 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 47 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 14 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 13 5%
Other 56 22%
Unknown 67 26%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 218. 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 21 February 2024.
All research outputs
#176,532
of 25,363,685 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#20
of 5,917 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,084
of 206,342 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#2
of 78 outputs
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