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Role for migratory wild birds in the global spread of avian influenza H5N8

Overview of attention for article published in Science, October 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

Mentioned by

news
23 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
125 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
googleplus
4 Google+ users

Citations

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225 Dimensions

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210 Mendeley
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Title
Role for migratory wild birds in the global spread of avian influenza H5N8
Published in
Science, October 2016
DOI 10.1126/science.aaf8852
Pubmed ID
Abstract

Avian influenza viruses affect both poultry production and public health. A subtype H5N8 (clade 2.3.4.4) virus, following an outbreak in poultry in South Korea in January 2014, rapidly spread worldwide in 2014-2015. Our analysis of H5N8 viral sequences, epidemiological investigations, waterfowl migration, and poultry trade showed that long-distance migratory birds can play a major role in the global spread of avian influenza viruses. Further, we found that the hemagglutinin of clade 2.3.4.4 virus was remarkably promiscuous, creating reassortants with multiple neuraminidase subtypes. Improving our understanding of the circumpolar circulation of avian influenza viruses in migratory waterfowl will help to provide early warning of threats from avian influenza to poultry, and potentially human, health.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Vietnam 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Hungary 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Unknown 204 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 53 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 20%
Student > Master 28 13%
Student > Bachelor 21 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 4%
Other 25 12%
Unknown 32 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 67 32%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 32 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 3%
Other 30 14%
Unknown 46 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 272. 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 13 September 2021.
All research outputs
#77,749
of 18,917,096 outputs
Outputs from Science
#3,092
of 73,046 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,278
of 280,248 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#62
of 1,026 outputs
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