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Detection of spring viraemia of carp virus in imported amphibians reveals an unanticipated foreign animal disease threat

Overview of attention for article published in Emerging Microbes & Infections, January 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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Title
Detection of spring viraemia of carp virus in imported amphibians reveals an unanticipated foreign animal disease threat
Published in
Emerging Microbes & Infections, January 2019
DOI 10.1038/emi.2016.94
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Authors

Hon S Ip, Jeffrey M Lorch, David S Blehert

Abstract

Global translocation of plants and animals is a well-recognized mechanism for introduction of pathogens into new regions. To mitigate this risk, various tools such as preshipment health certificates, quarantines, screening for specific disease agents and outright bans have been implemented. However, such measures only target known infectious agents and their hosts and may fail to prevent translocation of even well-recognized pathogens if they are carried by novel host species. In a recent example, we screened an imported shipment of Chinese firebelly newts (Cynops orientalis) for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, an emergent fungal pathogen of salamanders. All animals tested negative for the fungus. However, a virus was cultured from internal organs from 7 of the 11 individual dead salamanders and from two pools of tissues from four additional dead animals. Sequencing of a portion of the glycoprotein gene from all viral isolates indicated 100% identity and that they were most closely related to spring viraemia of carp virus (SVCV). Subsequently, SVCV-specific PCR testing indicated the presence of virus in internal organs from each of the four animals previously pooled, and whole-genome sequencing of one of the viral isolates confirmed genomic arrangement characteristic of SVCV. SVCV is a rhabdovirus pathogen of cyprinid fish that is listed as notifiable to the Office International des Epizooties. This discovery reveals a novel route for potential spillover of this economically important pathogen as rhabdovirus has not previously been documented in amphibians.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 6%
Unknown 15 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 31%
Student > Master 3 19%
Student > Bachelor 3 19%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 6%
Other 2 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 38%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 25%
Unspecified 2 13%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 6%
Environmental Science 1 6%
Other 2 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 36. 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 05 April 2018.
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#416,887
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Outputs from Emerging Microbes & Infections
#25
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#2
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