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Explainer: what are antibodies and why are viruses like dengue worse the second time?

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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 (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (81st percentile)

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Title
Explainer: what are antibodies and why are viruses like dengue worse the second time?
Published by
The Conversation, November 2016
Authors

Cameron Webb, Emily Johnston Flies

Abstract

Our immune system protects us but when it comes to some mosquito-borne disease, it can work against us. What are the implications for the development of a Zika virus vaccine?

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 142. 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 22 May 2020.
All research outputs
#239,470
of 22,609,602 outputs
Outputs from The Conversation
#31,059
of 159,793 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,625
of 317,843 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Conversation
#826
of 4,409 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 159,793 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 90.7. This one has done well, scoring higher than 80% of its peers.
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