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Bat White-Nose Syndrome: An Emerging Fungal Pathogen?

Overview of attention for article published in Science, January 2009
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Mentioned by

news
5 news outlets
blogs
6 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
6 tweeters
wikipedia
5 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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487 Dimensions

Readers on

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449 Mendeley
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3 CiteULike
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2 Connotea
Title
Bat White-Nose Syndrome: An Emerging Fungal Pathogen?
Published in
Science, January 2009
DOI 10.1126/science.1163874
Pubmed ID
Authors

D. S. Blehert, A. C. Hicks, M. Behr, C. U. Meteyer, B. M. Berlowski-Zier, E. L. Buckles, J. T. H. Coleman, S. R. Darling, A. Gargas, R. Niver, J. C. Okoniewski, R. J. Rudd, W. B. Stone

Abstract

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a condition associated with an unprecedented bat mortality event in the northeastern United States. Since the winter of 2006*2007, bat declines exceeding 75% have been observed at surveyed hibernacula. Affected bats often present with visually striking white fungal growth on their muzzles, ears, and/or wing membranes. Direct microscopy and culture analyses demonstrated that the skin of WNS-affected bats is colonized by a psychrophilic fungus that is phylogenetically related to Geomyces spp. but with a conidial morphology distinct from characterized members of this genus. This report characterizes the cutaneous fungal infection associated with WNS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 27 6%
Germany 6 1%
Canada 4 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Hungary 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 401 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 112 25%
Student > Bachelor 85 19%
Researcher 79 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 74 16%
Other 29 6%
Other 70 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 265 59%
Environmental Science 87 19%
Unspecified 21 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 4%
Other 40 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 91. 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 17 February 2018.
All research outputs
#134,545
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Outputs from Science
#4,153
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Outputs of similar age
#132,114
of 10,966,949 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#4,150
of 52,130 outputs
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