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Post-Ebola Syndrome, Sierra Leone

Overview of attention for article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, April 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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19 news outlets
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2 blogs
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32 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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62 Mendeley
Title
Post-Ebola Syndrome, Sierra Leone
Published in
Emerging Infectious Diseases, April 2016
DOI 10.3201/eid2204.151302
Pubmed ID
Authors

Janet T. Scott, Foday R. Sesay, Thomas A. Massaquoi, Baimba R. Idriss, Foday Sahr, Malcolm G. Semple

Abstract

Thousands of persons have survived Ebola virus disease. Almost all survivors describe symptoms that persist or develop after hospital discharge. A cross-sectional survey of the symptoms of all survivors from the Ebola treatment unit (ETU) at 34th Regimental Military Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone (MH34), was conducted after discharge at their initial follow-up appointment within 3 weeks after their second negative PCR result. From its opening on December 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015, the MH34 ETU treated 84 persons (8-70 years of age) with PCR-confirmed Ebola virus disease, of whom 44 survived. Survivors reported musculoskeletal pain (70%), headache (48%), and ocular problems (14%). Those who reported headache had had lower admission cycle threshold Ebola PCR than did those who did not (p<0.03). This complete survivor cohort from 1 ETU enables analysis of the proportion of symptoms of post-Ebola syndrome. The Ebola epidemic is waning, but the effects of the disease will remain.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sierra Leone 1 2%
United States 1 2%
South Africa 1 2%
Unknown 59 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 19%
Researcher 11 18%
Student > Bachelor 9 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Student > Postgraduate 6 10%
Other 15 24%
Unknown 2 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 11%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 8%
Social Sciences 4 6%
Other 16 26%
Unknown 10 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 178. 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 15 April 2019.
All research outputs
#92,599
of 14,738,229 outputs
Outputs from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#138
of 7,235 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,890
of 265,612 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#5
of 134 outputs
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