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Food-borne norovirus-outbreak at a military base, Germany, 2009

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, February 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (78th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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Title
Food-borne norovirus-outbreak at a military base, Germany, 2009
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, February 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-10-30
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Authors

Maria Wadl, Kathrin Scherer, Stine Nielsen, Sabine Diedrich, Lüppo Ellerbroek, Christina Frank, Renate Gatzer, Marina Hoehne, Reimar Johne, Günter Klein, Judith Koch, Jörg Schulenburg, Uta Thielbein, Klaus Stark, Helen Bernard

Abstract

Norovirus is often transmitted from person-to-person. Transmission may also be food-borne, but only few norovirus outbreak investigations have identified food items as likely vehicles of norovirus transmission through an analytical epidemiological study.During 7-9 January, 2009, 36 persons at a military base in Germany fell ill with acute gastroenteritis. Food from the military base's canteen was suspected as vehicle of infection, norovirus as the pathogen causing the illnesses. An investigation was initiated to describe the outbreak's extent, to verify the pathogen, and to identify modes of transmission and source of infection to prevent further cases.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 88 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 5%
Brazil 2 2%
Netherlands 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Madagascar 1 1%
Unknown 79 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 25 28%
Student > Master 14 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Other 19 22%
Unknown 3 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 29 33%
Environmental Science 6 7%
Engineering 5 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 3%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 5 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 13 January 2015.
All research outputs
#828,864
of 4,729,227 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#351
of 2,567 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34,238
of 158,892 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#11
of 183 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 4,729,227 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 82nd percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,567 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 2.9. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% of its peers.
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