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Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea

Overview of attention for article published in New England Journal of Medicine, October 2014
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Title
Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea
Published in
New England Journal of Medicine, October 2014
DOI 10.1056/nejmoa1404505
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Authors

Sylvain Baize, Delphine Pannetier, Lisa Oestereich, Toni Rieger, Lamine Koivogui, N'Faly Magassouba, Barrè Soropogui, Mamadou Saliou Sow, Sakoba Keïta, Hilde De Clerck, Amanda Tiffany, Gemma Dominguez, Mathieu Loua, Alexis Traoré, Moussa Kolié, Emmanuel Roland Malano, Emmanuel Heleze, Anne Bocquin, Stephane Mély, Hervé Raoul, Valérie Caro, Dániel Cadar, Martin Gabriel, Meike Pahlmann, Dennis Tappe, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Benido Impouma, Abdoul Karim Diallo, Pierre Formenty, Michel Van Herp, Stephan Günther

Abstract

In March 2014, the World Health Organization was notified of an outbreak of a communicable disease characterized by fever, severe diarrhea, vomiting, and a high fatality rate in Guinea. Virologic investigation identified Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) as the causative agent. Full-length genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis showed that EBOV from Guinea forms a separate clade in relationship to the known EBOV strains from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon. Epidemiologic investigation linked the laboratory-confirmed cases with the presumed first fatality of the outbreak in December 2013. This study demonstrates the emergence of a new EBOV strain in Guinea.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 23 2%
United Kingdom 18 2%
Germany 5 <1%
Canada 5 <1%
Japan 4 <1%
Switzerland 4 <1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Australia 3 <1%
Italy 3 <1%
Other 29 3%
Unknown 1025 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 214 19%
Student > Bachelor 204 18%
Researcher 192 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 155 14%
Student > Postgraduate 82 7%
Other 226 20%
Unknown 49 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 355 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 293 26%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 79 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 57 5%
Social Sciences 55 5%
Other 199 18%
Unknown 84 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1269. 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 01 November 2018.
All research outputs
#2,648
of 14,188,991 outputs
Outputs from New England Journal of Medicine
#148
of 26,004 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#18
of 190,967 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New England Journal of Medicine
#1
of 270 outputs
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