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The 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of General Virology, August 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 5,648)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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9 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
25 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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Readers on

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464 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
The 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa
Published in
Journal of General Virology, August 2014
DOI 10.1099/vir.0.067199-0
Pubmed ID
Authors

Derek Gatherer

Abstract

On 23 March 2014, the World Health Organization issued its first communiqué on a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD), which began in December 2013 in Guinée Forestière (Forested Guinea), the eastern sector of the Republic of Guinea. Located on the Atlantic coast of West Africa, Guinea is the first country in this geographical region in which an outbreak of EVD has occurred, leaving aside the single case reported in Ivory Coast in 1994. Cases have now also been confirmed across Guinea as well as in the neighbouring Republic of Liberia. The appearance of cases in the Guinean capital, Conakry, and the transit of another case through the Liberian capital, Monrovia, presents the first large urban setting for EVD transmission. By 20 April 2014, 242 suspected cases had resulted in a total of 147 deaths in Guinea and Liberia. The causative agent has now been identified as an outlier strain of Zaire Ebola virus. The full geographical extent and degree of severity of the outbreak, its zoonotic origins and its possible spread to other continents are sure to be subjects of intensive discussion over the next months.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 2%
Brazil 4 <1%
Indonesia 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
Egypt 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Other 16 3%
Unknown 422 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 107 23%
Student > Master 87 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 61 13%
Researcher 52 11%
Student > Postgraduate 30 6%
Other 100 22%
Unknown 27 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 140 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 129 28%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 26 6%
Social Sciences 24 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 20 4%
Other 86 19%
Unknown 39 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 132. 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 21 March 2020.
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#153,920
of 15,872,836 outputs
Outputs from Journal of General Virology
#10
of 5,648 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,868
of 192,496 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of General Virology
#1
of 29 outputs
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