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Knowledge of causes, clinical features and diagnosis of common zoonoses among medical practitioners in Tanzania

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2008
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Title
Knowledge of causes, clinical features and diagnosis of common zoonoses among medical practitioners in Tanzania
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-8-162
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Authors

Kunda John, Rudovic Kazwala, Godfrey S Mfinanga

Abstract

Many factors have been mentioned as contributing to under-diagnosis and under-reporting of zoonotic diseases particularly in the sub-Sahara African region. These include poor disease surveillance coverage, poor diagnostic capacity, the geographical distribution of those most affected and lack of clear strategies to address the plight of zoonotic diseases. The current study investigates the knowledge of medical practitioners of zoonotic diseases as a potential contributing factor to their under-diagnosis and hence under-reporting.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 139 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Kenya 4 3%
United States 3 2%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Oman 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Uzbekistan 1 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 125 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 31 22%
Student > Master 28 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 15%
Student > Bachelor 14 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 7%
Other 35 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 29%
Unspecified 15 11%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 6%
Environmental Science 8 6%
Other 28 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 July 2016.
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#2,029,701
of 8,072,037 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#993
of 3,654 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#70,011
of 242,599 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#39
of 162 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 3,654 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.9. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 68% of its peers.
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