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The evolution of Ebola virus: Insights from the 2013–2016 epidemic

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, October 2016
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (76th percentile)

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11 news outlets
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241 tweeters
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169 Mendeley
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Title
The evolution of Ebola virus: Insights from the 2013–2016 epidemic
Published in
Nature, October 2016
DOI 10.1038/nature19790
Pubmed ID
Authors

Edward C. Holmes, Gytis Dudas, Andrew Rambaut, Kristian G. Andersen, Holmes, Edward C, Dudas, Gytis, Rambaut, Andrew, Andersen, Kristian G

Abstract

The 2013-2016 epidemic of Ebola virus disease in West Africa was of unprecedented magnitude and changed our perspective on this lethal but sporadically emerging virus. This outbreak also marked the beginning of large-scale real-time molecular epidemiology. Here, we show how evolutionary analyses of Ebola virus genome sequences provided key insights into virus origins, evolution and spread during the epidemic. We provide basic scientists, epidemiologists, medical practitioners and other outbreak responders with an enhanced understanding of the utility and limitations of pathogen genomic sequencing. This will be crucially important in our attempts to track and control future infectious disease outbreaks.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 3%
Brazil 4 2%
United States 3 2%
France 2 1%
China 2 1%
Japan 2 1%
Australia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Other 7 4%
Unknown 141 83%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 56 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 20%
Student > Bachelor 22 13%
Student > Master 19 11%
Other 11 7%
Other 30 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 79 47%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 13 8%
Unspecified 9 5%
Other 29 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 230. 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 07 March 2017.
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#26,633
of 8,037,018 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#3,888
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Outputs of similar age
#2,293
of 246,758 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#244
of 1,022 outputs
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