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Zika Virus in the Americas — Yet Another Arbovirus Threat

Overview of attention for article published in New England Journal of Medicine, February 2016
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
130 news outlets
blogs
21 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
1375 tweeters
patent
1 patent
facebook
42 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
26 Google+ users
reddit
4 Redditors

Citations

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739 Dimensions

Readers on

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838 Mendeley
Title
Zika Virus in the Americas — Yet Another Arbovirus Threat
Published in
New England Journal of Medicine, February 2016
DOI 10.1056/nejmp1600297
Pubmed ID
Authors

Anthony S. Fauci, David M. Morens

Abstract

The explosive pandemic of Zika virus infection occurring throughout South America, Central America, and the Caribbean (see map) and potentially threatening the United States is the most recent of four unexpected arrivals of important arthropod-borne viral diseases in the Western Hemisphere over the past 20 years. It follows dengue, which entered this hemisphere stealthily over decades and then more aggressively in the 1990s; West Nile virus, which emerged in 1999; and chikungunya, which emerged in 2013. Are the successive migrations of these viruses unrelated, or do they reflect important new patterns of disease emergence? Furthermore, are there secondary health consequences . . .

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 17 2%
Brazil 8 <1%
United Kingdom 6 <1%
Colombia 4 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 795 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 146 17%
Student > Master 141 17%
Researcher 120 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 90 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 58 7%
Other 195 23%
Unknown 88 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 200 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 164 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 101 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 59 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 4%
Other 165 20%
Unknown 118 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2067. 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 April 2021.
All research outputs
#2,236
of 17,972,612 outputs
Outputs from New England Journal of Medicine
#139
of 28,547 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23
of 379,560 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New England Journal of Medicine
#2
of 351 outputs
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