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Table 7 Relationship between production of scientific literature on Lassa fever and total production in some fields of infectious diseases in world 10 most productive countries in biomedical and health sciences

From: Bibliometric analysis of global Lassa fever research (1970–2017): a 47 – year study

Country IPa Medicineb IP Health Professionsa IP Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceuticsa IP Lassa Feverc IP Tuberculosisb IP AIDSb
United States 25.51 49.80 15.01 40.87 18.38 33.76
United Kingdom 8.07 14.43 4.14 10.63 8.04 7.43
Germany 6.10 1.36 3.17 8.72 3.78 3.81
China 5.86 0.39 1.,37 0.82 3.25 3.17
Japan 4.29 0.65 3.12 1.91 4.29 2.12
France 3.84 0.66 1.71 4.00 4.50 3.72
Canada 3.64 6.27 1.44 2.91 2.22 3.32
Italy 3.08 0.74 1.95 1.09 2.84 2.93
Australia 2.79 5.91 1.18 0.91 1.53 2.43
Spain 2.78 0.65 1.34 0.64 2.87 2.10
  1. aParticipation Index
  2. bScimago Journal & Country Rank
  3. cData 1970–2017