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An overview of animal prion diseases

Overview of attention for article published in Virology Journal, November 2011
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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 (86th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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Title
An overview of animal prion diseases
Published in
Virology Journal, November 2011
DOI 10.1186/1743-422x-8-493
Pubmed ID
Authors

Muhammad Imran, Saqib Mahmood

Abstract

Prion diseases are transmissible neurodegenerative conditions affecting human and a wide range of animal species. The pathogenesis of prion diseases is associated with the accumulation of aggregates of misfolded conformers of host-encoded cellular prion protein (PrPC). Animal prion diseases include scrapie of sheep and goats, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease, transmissible mink encephalopathy, feline spongiform encephalopathy, exotic ungulate spongiform encephalopathy, chronic wasting disease of cervids and spongiform encephalopathy of primates. Although some cases of sporadic atypical scrapie and BSE have also been reported, animal prion diseases have basically occurred via the acquisition of infection from contaminated feed or via the exposure to contaminated environment. Scrapie and chronic wasting disease are naturally sustaining epidemics. The transmission of BSE to human has caused more than 200 cases of variant Cruetzfeldt-Jacob disease and has raised serious public health concerns. The present review discusses the epidemiology, clinical neuropathology, transmissibility and genetics of animal prion diseases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
France 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Italy 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Unknown 95 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 24 23%
Student > Master 20 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 17%
Student > Bachelor 17 17%
Student > Postgraduate 5 5%
Other 20 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 46 45%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 15%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 5%
Neuroscience 5 5%
Other 12 12%

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 09 June 2018.
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#1,843,594
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Outputs from Virology Journal
#165
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Outputs of similar age
#14,871
of 107,955 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Virology Journal
#7
of 59 outputs
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