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Respiratory transmission of an avian H3N8 influenza virus isolated from a harbour seal

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, September 2014
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13 news outlets
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3 blogs
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1 policy source
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9 tweeters
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1 Facebook page
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1 Google+ user

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Title
Respiratory transmission of an avian H3N8 influenza virus isolated from a harbour seal
Published in
Nature Communications, September 2014
DOI 10.1038/ncomms5791
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Authors

Erik A. Karlsson, Hon S. Ip, Jeffrey S. Hall, Sun Woo Yoon, Jordan Johnson, Melinda A. Beck, Richard J. Webby, Stacey Schultz-Cherry

Abstract

The ongoing human H7N9 influenza infections highlight the threat of emerging avian influenza viruses. In 2011, an avian H3N8 influenza virus isolated from moribund New England harbour seals was shown to have naturally acquired mutations known to increase the transmissibility of highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza viruses. To elucidate the potential human health threat, here we evaluate a panel of avian H3N8 viruses and find that the harbour seal virus displays increased affinity for mammalian receptors, transmits via respiratory droplets in ferrets and replicates in human lung cells. Analysis of a panel of human sera for H3N8 neutralizing antibodies suggests that there is no population-wide immunity to these viruses. The prevalence of H3N8 viruses in birds and multiple mammalian species including recent isolations from pigs and evidence that it was a past human pandemic virus make the need for surveillance and risk analysis of these viruses of public health importance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 43 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 22%
Student > Master 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 47%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 9%
Unspecified 4 9%
Other 5 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 127. 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 February 2017.
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#109,246
of 12,918,691 outputs
Outputs from Nature Communications
#1,852
of 22,180 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,922
of 201,214 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#45
of 887 outputs
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