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Are topical insect repellents effective against malaria in endemic populations? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, November 2014
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Title
Are topical insect repellents effective against malaria in endemic populations? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in
Malaria Journal, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-13-446
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Authors

Anne L Wilson, Vanessa Chen-Hussey, James G Logan, Steve W Lindsay

Abstract

Recommended vector control tools against malaria, such as long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), mainly target mosquitoes that rest and feed on human hosts indoors. However, in some malaria-endemic areas, such as Southeast Asia and South America, malaria vectors primarily bite outdoors meaning that LLINs and IRS may be less effective. In these situations the use of topical insect repellents may reduce outdoor biting and morbidity from malaria. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to assess the efficacy of topical insect repellents against malaria.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Cameroon 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Thailand 1 <1%
Unknown 101 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 23 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 15%
Student > Master 16 15%
Student > Postgraduate 10 9%
Student > Bachelor 9 8%
Other 19 18%
Unknown 15 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 6%
Social Sciences 7 6%
Environmental Science 6 6%
Other 19 18%
Unknown 15 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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.
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#1,112,578
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Outputs from Malaria Journal
#273
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Outputs of similar age
#28,010
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Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#30
of 288 outputs
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