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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: epidemiology and disease control measures

Overview of attention for article published in Infection and Drug Resistance, November 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (72nd percentile)

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1 policy source
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8 tweeters

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Title
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: epidemiology and disease control measures
Published in
Infection and Drug Resistance, November 2014
DOI 10.2147/idr.s51283
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ziad Memish, Jaffar Al-Tawfiq

Abstract

The emergence of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in 2012 resulted in an increased concern of the spread of the infection globally. MERS-CoV infection had previously caused multiple health-care-associated outbreaks and resulted in transmission of the virus within families. Community onset MERS-CoV cases continue to occur. Dromedary camels are currently the most likely animal to be linked to human MERS-CoV cases. Serologic tests showed significant infection in adult camels compared to juvenile camels. The control of MERS-CoV infection relies on prompt identification of cases within health care facilities, with institutions applying appropriate infection control measures. In addition, determining the exact route of transmission from camels to humans would further add to the control measures of MERS-CoV infection.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Japan 1 <1%
Gambia 1 <1%
Unknown 116 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 30 25%
Researcher 27 23%
Student > Bachelor 16 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 10%
Professor 5 4%
Other 17 14%
Unknown 13 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 18%
Social Sciences 7 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 4%
Other 24 20%
Unknown 20 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. 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 17 May 2020.
All research outputs
#2,814,646
of 17,740,717 outputs
Outputs from Infection and Drug Resistance
#70
of 963 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48,248
of 316,460 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Infection and Drug Resistance
#3
of 11 outputs
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