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Tick-borne pathogens and the vector potential of ticks in China

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, January 2015
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Title
Tick-borne pathogens and the vector potential of ticks in China
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13071-014-0628-x
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Authors

Zhijun Yu, Hui Wang, Tianhong Wang, Wenying Sun, Xiaolong Yang, Jingze Liu

Abstract

Ticks, as obligate blood-sucking ectoparasites, attack a broad range of vertebrates and transmit a great diversity of pathogenic microorganisms. They are considered second only to mosquitoes as vectors of human disease, and the most important vector of pathogens of domestic and wild animals. Of the 117 described species in the Chinese tick fauna, 60 are known to transmit one or more diseases: 36 species isolated within China and 24 species isolated outside China. Moreover, 38 of these species carry multiple pathogens, indicating the potentially vast role of these vectors in transmitting pathogens. Spotted fever is the most common tick-borne disease, and is carried by at least 27 tick species, with Lyme disease and human granulocytic anaplasmosis ranked as the second and third most widespread tick-borne diseases, carried by 13 and 10 species, respectively. Such knowledge provides us with clues for the identification of tick-associated pathogens and suggests ideas for the control of tick-borne diseases in China. However, the numbers of tick-associated pathogens and tick-borne diseases in China are probably underestimated because of the complex distribution and great diversity of tick species in this country.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Hungary 1 1%
Colombia 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 85 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 19%
Researcher 16 18%
Student > Master 12 13%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Student > Bachelor 7 8%
Other 19 21%
Unknown 12 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 34%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 17 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 3%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 14 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 July 2015.
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#7,167,675
of 14,155,179 outputs
Outputs from Parasites & Vectors
#1,237
of 3,809 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#101,312
of 298,045 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Parasites & Vectors
#55
of 203 outputs
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