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So close: remaining challenges to eradicating polio

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, March 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)

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12 tweeters
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1 video uploader

Citations

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Title
So close: remaining challenges to eradicating polio
Published in
BMC Medicine, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12916-016-0594-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michael J. Toole

Abstract

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, launched in 1988, is close to achieving its goal. In 2015, reported cases of wild poliovirus were limited to just two countries - Afghanistan and Pakistan. Africa has been polio-free for more than 18 months. Remaining barriers to global eradication include insecurity in areas such as Northwest Pakistan and Eastern and Southern Afghanistan, where polio cases continue to be reported. Hostility to vaccination is either based on extreme ideologies, such as in Pakistan, vaccination fatigue by parents whose children have received more than 15 doses, and misunderstandings about the vaccine's safety and effectiveness such as in Ukraine. A further challenge is continued circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus in populations with low immunity, with 28 cases reported in 2015 in countries as diverse as Madagascar, Ukraine, Laos, and Myanmar. This paper summarizes the current epidemiology of wild and vaccine-derived poliovirus, and describes the remaining challenges to eradication and innovative approaches being taken to overcome them.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Unknown 107 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 33%
Student > Bachelor 26 24%
Researcher 9 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 5%
Other 8 7%
Unknown 17 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 9%
Social Sciences 9 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 7%
Other 15 14%
Unknown 21 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 2021.
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#2,470,335
of 18,596,150 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#1,529
of 2,796 outputs
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#46,019
of 271,641 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#1
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