Zika Virus Associated with Microcephaly

Overview of attention for article published in New England Journal of Medicine, February 2016
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Title
Zika Virus Associated with Microcephaly
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New England Journal of Medicine, February 2016
DOI 10.1056/nejmoa1600651
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Jernej Mlakar, Misa Korva, Nataša Tul, Mara Popović, Mateja Poljšak-Prijatelj, Jerica Mraz, Marko Kolenc, Katarina Resman Rus, Tina Vesnaver Vipotnik, Vesna Fabjan Vodušek, Alenka Vizjak, Jože Pižem, Miroslav Petrovec, Tatjana Avšič Županc, Mlakar, Jernej, Korva, Misa, Tul, Nataša, Popović, Mara, Poljšak-Prijatelj, Mateja, Mraz, Jerica, Kolenc, Marko, Resman Rus, Katarina, Vesnaver Vipotnik, Tina, Fabjan Vodušek, Vesna, Vizjak, Alenka, Pižem, Jože, Petrovec, Miroslav, Avšič Županc, Tatjana

Abstract

A widespread epidemic of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection was reported in 2015 in South and Central America and the Caribbean. A major concern associated with this infection is the apparent increased incidence of microcephaly in fetuses born to mothers infected with ZIKV. In this report, we describe the case of an expectant mother who had a febrile illness with rash at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy while she was living in Brazil. Ultrasonography performed at 29 weeks of gestation revealed microcephaly with calcifications in the fetal brain and placenta. After the mother requested termination of the pregnancy, a fetal autopsy was performed. Micrencephaly (an abnormally small brain) was observed, with almost complete agyria, hydrocephalus, and multifocal dystrophic calcifications in the cortex and subcortical white matter, with associated cortical displacement and mild focal inflammation. ZIKV was found in the fetal brain tissue on reverse-transcriptase-polymerase-chain-reaction (RT-PCR) assay, with consistent findings on electron microscopy. The complete genome of ZIKV was recovered from the fetal brain.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 7 2%
United States 6 2%
Germany 3 1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Costa Rica 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 270 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 63 21%
Student > Bachelor 59 20%
Researcher 49 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 46 16%
Other 21 7%
Other 58 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 115 39%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 87 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 23 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 17 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 10 3%
Other 44 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2435. 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 22 March 2017.
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#137
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Outputs from New England Journal of Medicine
#6
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#1
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