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Geographic distribution and ecological niche of plague in sub-Saharan Africa

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2008
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Title
Geographic distribution and ecological niche of plague in sub-Saharan Africa
Published in
International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2008
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-7-54
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Authors

Simon B Neerinckx, Andrew T Peterson, Hubert Gulinck, Jozef Deckers, Herwig Leirs

Abstract

Plague is a rapidly progressing, serious illness in humans that is likely to be fatal if not treated. It remains a public health threat, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. In spite of plague's highly focal nature, a thorough ecological understanding of the general distribution pattern of plague across sub-Saharan Africa has not been established to date. In this study, we used human plague data from sub-Saharan Africa for 1970-2007 in an ecological niche modeling framework to explore the potential geographic distribution of plague and its ecological requirements across Africa.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Other 3 3%
Unknown 103 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 29 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 21%
Student > Master 16 14%
Other 10 8%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 26 22%
Unknown 5 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 45 38%
Environmental Science 19 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 3%
Other 19 16%
Unknown 14 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 01 January 2016.
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#5,421,750
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#228
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#58,895
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