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The history of African trypanosomiasis

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, January 2008
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 4,149)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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15 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
twitter
3 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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Readers on

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572 Mendeley
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2 CiteULike
Title
The history of African trypanosomiasis
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, January 2008
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-1-3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Dietmar Steverding

Abstract

The prehistory of African trypanosomiasis indicates that the disease may have been an important selective factor in the evolution of hominids. Ancient history and medieval history reveal that African trypanosomiasis affected the lives of people living in sub-Saharan African at all times. Modern history of African trypanosomiasis revolves around the identification of the causative agents and the mode of transmission of the infection, and the development of drugs for treatment and methods for control of the disease. From the recent history of sleeping sickness we can learn that the disease can be controlled but probably not be eradicated. Current history of human African trypanosomiasis has shown that the production of anti-sleeping sickness drugs is not always guaranteed, and therefore, new, better and cheaper drugs are urgently required.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 9 2%
United States 6 1%
Nigeria 3 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
France 3 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Uganda 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 538 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 133 23%
Student > Master 124 22%
Student > Bachelor 105 18%
Researcher 62 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 25 4%
Other 86 15%
Unknown 37 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 227 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 94 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 46 8%
Chemistry 33 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 30 5%
Other 93 16%
Unknown 49 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 144. 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 20 January 2020.
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#131,654
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Outputs from Parasites & Vectors
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Outputs of similar age
#596
of 113,938 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Parasites & Vectors
#1
of 63 outputs
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