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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%
Canada 5 <1%
Japan 4 <1%
Germany 4 <1%
Switzerland 4 <1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Australia 3 <1%
Italy 3 <1%
Other 28 3%
Unknown 998 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 206 19%
Student > Bachelor 204 19%
Researcher 183 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 159 15%
Student > Postgraduate 79 7%
Other 262 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 359 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 287 26%
Unspecified 80 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 75 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 56 5%
Other 236 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1273. 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.
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#2,294
of 13,462,020 outputs
Outputs from New England Journal of Medicine
#126
of 25,509 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17
of 189,757 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New England Journal of Medicine
#1
of 273 outputs
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