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Knowledge Domain and Emerging Trends on Echinococcosis Research: A Scientometric Analysis

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Department of Immunology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
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Key Lab of Preclinical Study for New Drugs of Gansu Province, Lanzhou 730000, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(5), 842; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16050842
Received: 14 January 2019 / Revised: 3 March 2019 / Accepted: 4 March 2019 / Published: 8 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Infectious Disease Epidemiology)
The echinococcosis of humans and animals is a chronic helminthic disease caused by the larva of genus Echinococcus tapeworms. It is a globally distributed disease which is an important socioeconomic and public health problem in many low and middle-income countries. This research aimed to firstly quantitatively analyze the publications with bibliometrics software and evaluated the hot topics and emerging trends of echinococcosis research from 1980 to 2017. A total of 7688 references on echinococcosis research were retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection database. Then the reference was analyzed with CiteSpace software to make the knowledge network maps. The largest cluster (#0) with 83 members was cystic echinococcosis, and cystic echinococcosis, mebendazole, antibody and transmission were the four keywords with the strongest citation bursts in the echinococcosis research field. Furthermore, cystic echinococcosis, chemotherapy and immunodiagnosis, management of definitive and intermediate host are the top four research hot topics and emerging trends in the echinococcosis field. This research presents an insight into the echinococcosis field and valuable visualizing information for echinococcosis researchers to detect new viewpoints on cooperative countries/institutions, potential co-workers and research frontiers. View Full-Text
Keywords: echinococcosis; scientometrics; CiteSpace; visualization analysis; emerging trends echinococcosis; scientometrics; CiteSpace; visualization analysis; emerging trends
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Ma, X.; Zhang, L.; Wang, J.; Luo, Y. Knowledge Domain and Emerging Trends on Echinococcosis Research: A Scientometric Analysis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 842.

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