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Case report: two human Streptococcus suis infections in Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2017
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Title
Case report: two human Streptococcus suis infections in Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12879-017-2294-z
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Authors

Giri Shan Rajahram, Ahneez Abdul Hameed, Jayaram Menon, Timothy William, Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, Tsin Wen Yeo

Abstract

Streptococcus Suis (S.suis) is increasingly being recognised as a potentially preventable emerging zoonotic infection in humans with a global distribution. It is a major cause of meningitis especially among those in contact with pigs and has also been associated with a toxic shock syndrome. We report the first two human cases from Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia which expands the global reach of this important pathogen. Here, we illustrate their epidemiological risk factors, clinical presentation and resulting sequelae of both patients. The continued public health threat of zoonotic infections such as S.suis, highlights the need for accurate epidemiological surveillance, regulation of pig farming, slaughtering and continued advocacy of best practices for pork preparation and consumption.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 28%
Researcher 4 13%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Student > Master 3 9%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 7 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 16%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 9 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 March 2017.
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#4,954,195
of 9,159,176 outputs
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#2,237
of 4,030 outputs
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#145,821
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#75
of 128 outputs
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