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Infected or not: are PCR-positive oropharyngeal swabs indicative of low pathogenic influenza A virus infection in the respiratory tract of Mallard Anas platyrhynchos?

Overview of attention for article published in Veterinary Research, May 2014
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Title
Infected or not: are PCR-positive oropharyngeal swabs indicative of low pathogenic influenza A virus infection in the respiratory tract of Mallard Anas platyrhynchos?
Published in
Veterinary Research, May 2014
DOI 10.1186/1297-9716-45-53
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Authors

Michelle Wille, Peter van Run, Jonas Waldenström, Thijs Kuiken

Abstract

Detection of influenza virus in oropharyngeal swabs collected during wild bird surveillance is assumed to represent respiratory infection, although intestine is the main site of infection. We tested this assumption by histological examination of the respiratory tract of wild Mallards with virus-positive oropharyngeal swabs. Thirty-two of 125 Mallards tested had viral-RNA positive oropharyngeal swabs. The respiratory tracts of four Mallards with the most virus were examined in detail by immunohistochemistry. None had detectable virus antigen in the respiratory tract, suggesting it was not infected. An alternative explanation is that the oropharynx was contaminated with virus through feeding in surface water or through preening.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 43%
Researcher 3 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 7%
Librarian 1 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 36%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 14%
Environmental Science 1 7%
Social Sciences 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 2 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 June 2014.
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#8,697,145
of 15,794,406 outputs
Outputs from Veterinary Research
#476
of 953 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#80,885
of 191,239 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Veterinary Research
#11
of 23 outputs
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