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Gnathostoma spinigerumin Live Asian Swamp Eels (Monopterusspp.) from Food Markets and Wild Populations, United States

Overview of attention for article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, April 2014
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Title
Gnathostoma spinigerumin Live Asian Swamp Eels (Monopterusspp.) from Food Markets and Wild Populations, United States
Published in
Emerging Infectious Diseases, April 2014
DOI 10.3201/eid2004.131566
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Authors

Rebecca A. Cole, Anindo Choudhury, Leo G. Nico, Kathryn M. Griffin

Abstract

In Southeast Asia, swamp eels (Synbranchidae: Monopterus spp.) are a common source of human gnathostomiasis, a foodborne zoonosis caused by advanced third-stage larvae (AL3) of Gnathostoma spp. nematodes. Live Asian swamp eels are imported to US ethnic food markets, and wild populations exist in several states. To determine whether these eels are infected, we examined 47 eels from markets and 67 wild-caught specimens. Nematodes were identified by morphologic features and ribosomal intergenic transcribed spacer-2 gene sequencing. Thirteen (27.7%) M. cuchia eels from markets were infected with 36 live G. spinigerum AL3: 21 (58.3%) in liver; 7 (19.4%) in muscle; 5 (13.8%) in gastrointestinal tract, and 3 (8.3%) in kidneys. Three (4.5%) wild-caught M. albus eels were infected with 5 G. turgidum AL3 in muscle, and 1 G. lamothei AL3 was found in a kidney (both North American spp.). Imported live eels are a potential source of human gnathostomiasis in the United States.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 29%
Student > Postgraduate 3 21%
Student > Bachelor 2 14%
Other 2 14%
Lecturer 1 7%
Other 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 36%
Environmental Science 2 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 14%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 14%
Unspecified 2 14%
Other 1 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 50. 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 10 May 2014.
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#245,567
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Outputs from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#257
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#5,740
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Outputs of similar age from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#10
of 139 outputs
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