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Larvivorous fish for preventing malaria transmission

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2013
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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 (91st percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (67th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
twitter
7 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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80 Mendeley
Title
Larvivorous fish for preventing malaria transmission
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008090.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Deirdre P Walshe, Paul Garner, Ahmed A Abdel-Hameed Adeel, Graham H Pyke, Tom Burkot

Abstract

Adult anopheline mosquitoes transmit Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria. Some fish species eat mosquito larvae and pupae. In disease control policy documents, the World Health Organization includes biological control of malaria vectors by stocking ponds, rivers, and water collections near where people live with larvivorous fish to reduce Plasmodium parasite transmission. The Global Fund finances larvivorous fish programmes in some countries, and, with increasing efforts in eradication of malaria, policy makers may return to this option. We therefore assessed the evidence base for larvivorous fish programmes in malaria control.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 3%
Mexico 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 76 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 18%
Researcher 11 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 18 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 24%
Environmental Science 6 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 19 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. 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 2017.
All research outputs
#1,671,226
of 19,745,145 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,962
of 11,957 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,652
of 291,457 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#42
of 127 outputs
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