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Importance of active case detection in a malaria elimination programme

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, May 2014
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Title
Importance of active case detection in a malaria elimination programme
Published in
Malaria Journal, May 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-13-186
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Renu Wickremasinghe, Sumadhya Deepika Fernando, Janani Thillekaratne, Panduka Mahendra Wijeyaratne, Ananda Rajitha Wickremasinghe

Abstract

With the aim of eliminating malaria from Sri Lanka by 2014, the Anti-Malaria Campaign of Sri Lanka (AMC) sought the support of Tropical and Environmental Disease and Health Associates Private Limited (TEDHA), a private sector organization. In 2009, TEDHA was assigned 43 government hospitals in the district of Mannar in the Northern Province and in districts of Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara in the Eastern Province to carry out malaria surveillance to complement the surveillance activities of the AMC. Passive case detection (PCD), activated passive case detection (APCD) and active case detection (ACD) for malaria have been routinely carried out in Sri Lanka.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Sri Lanka 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 135 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 32 23%
Researcher 22 16%
Student > Bachelor 15 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 6%
Other 22 16%
Unknown 32 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 10%
Social Sciences 8 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 4%
Other 22 16%
Unknown 37 26%
Attention Score in Context

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 28 May 2014.
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#16,159,916
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#4,341
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#131,666
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Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#54
of 93 outputs
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