A Bibliometric Analysis on Lassa fever Research Trend in Nigeria


Authors : Jegede, Segun Light; Jegede, Samuel Whyte; Boyo, Faith Ukperonfonere; Odofin, Oluwaseun Olubukola; Adekiya, Oluwaseun Esther.

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 6 - June

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Lassa fever is a viral haemorrhagicmalady resulting from the Lassa virus which is becoming a global health concern emerging as one of the top eight pathogens expected to cause severe outbreaks in the near future . The virus was named after the town of its first incident, Lassa town in Borno State, Nigeria. The virus gained a lot of attraction due to its capacity to be transmitted from person to person and potential to cause hospital outbreaks with attendant morbidity and mortality among health workers. The purpose of this paper is to measure the contribution of Nigeria affiliated researchers in terms of quantity and impact to Lassa fever research efforts.

Keywords : Bibliometrics, Lassa Fever, Lassa Virus, Research Productivity, Citation Analysis, Nigeria.

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