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Emerging viral diseases of fish and shrimp

Overview of attention for article published in Veterinary Research, April 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#15 of 831)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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Emerging viral diseases of fish and shrimp
Published in
Veterinary Research, April 2010
DOI 10.1051/vetres/2010022
Pubmed ID

Peter J. Walker, James R. Winton


The rise of aquaculture has been one of the most profound changes in global food production of the past 100 years. Driven by population growth, rising demand for seafood and a levelling of production from capture fisheries, the practice of farming aquatic animals has expanded rapidly to become a major global industry. Aquaculture is now integral to the economies of many countries. It has provided employment and been a major driver of socio-economic development in poor rural and coastal communities, particularly in Asia, and has relieved pressure on the sustainability of the natural harvest from our rivers, lakes and oceans. However, the rapid growth of aquaculture has also been the source of anthropogenic change on a massive scale. Aquatic animals have been displaced from their natural environment, cultured in high density, exposed to environmental stress, provided artificial or unnatural feeds, and a prolific global trade has developed in both live aquatic animals and their products. At the same time, over-exploitation of fisheries and anthropogenic stress on aquatic ecosystems has placed pressure on wild fish populations. Not surprisingly, the consequence has been the emergence and spread of an increasing array of new diseases. This review examines the rise and characteristics of aquaculture, the major viral pathogens of fish and shrimp and their impacts, and the particular characteristics of disease emergence in an aquatic, rather than terrestrial, context. It also considers the potential for future disease emergence in aquatic animals as aquaculture continues to expand and faces the challenges presented by climate change.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 362 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 5 1%
United Kingdom 4 1%
United States 2 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 5 1%
Unknown 340 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 90 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 80 22%
Student > Master 51 14%
Student > Bachelor 33 9%
Student > Postgraduate 20 6%
Other 88 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 221 61%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 26 7%
Unspecified 24 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 22 6%
Environmental Science 17 5%
Other 52 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. 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 15 March 2019.
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