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Changing incidence of bovine babesiosis in Ireland

Overview of attention for article published in Irish Veterinary Journal, September 2014
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Title
Changing incidence of bovine babesiosis in Ireland
Published in
Irish Veterinary Journal, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/2046-0481-67-19
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Authors

Annetta Zintl, Guy McGrath, Luke O’Grady, June Fanning, Kevin Downing, Denise Roche, Mícheál Casey, Jeremy S Gray

Abstract

In Ireland bovine babesiosis is caused by the tick-borne blood parasite, Babesia divergens. A survey of veterinary practitioners and farmers in the 1980's revealed an annual incidence of 1.7% associated with considerable economic losses. However, two subsequent surveys in the 1990's indicated a decline in clinical babesiosis. Recent evidence from continental Europe suggests that, probably due to climate change, the distribution of the tick vector of B. divergens, Ixodes ricinus is extending to more northerly regions and higher altitudes. In addition, milder winters are thought to widen the window of tick activity. In order to determine whether any such changes have affected the incidence of bovine babesiosis in Ireland, a questionnaire survey of farmers and veterinarians was carried out and compared with data from previous surveys.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 5%
Unknown 38 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 18%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Other 3 8%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 6 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 28%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 10 25%
Social Sciences 5 13%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 3%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 8 20%

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 05 October 2014.
All research outputs
#7,176,239
of 12,434,754 outputs
Outputs from Irish Veterinary Journal
#60
of 146 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#88,048
of 203,965 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Irish Veterinary Journal
#2
of 3 outputs
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