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New reports of Australian cutaneous leishmaniasis in Northern Australian macropods

Overview of attention for article published in Epidemiology & Infection, March 2009
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Title
New reports of Australian cutaneous leishmaniasis in Northern Australian macropods
Published in
Epidemiology & Infection, March 2009
DOI 10.1017/s0950268809002313
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Authors

A. DOUGALL, C. SHILTON, J. LOW CHOY, B. ALEXANDER, S. WALTON

Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by various species of Leishmania is a significant zoonotic disease in many parts of the world. We describe the first cases of Australian cutaneous leishmaniasis in eight northern wallaroos, one black wallaroo and two agile wallabies from the Northern Territory of Australia. Diagnosis was made through a combination of gross appearance of lesions, cytology, histology, direct culture, serology and a species-specific real-time PCR. The causative organism was found to be the same unique species of Leishmania previously identified in red kangaroos. These clinical findings provide further evidence for the continuous transmission of the Australian Leishmania species and its presence highlights the importance of continued monitoring and research into the life-cycle of this parasite.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 24%
Researcher 7 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Other 2 5%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 8 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 22%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 15%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 5%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 9 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 April 2014.
All research outputs
#4,469,108
of 17,362,547 outputs
Outputs from Epidemiology & Infection
#874
of 3,224 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#47,173
of 198,783 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Epidemiology & Infection
#9
of 33 outputs
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