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How Australian wildlife spread and suppress Ross River virus

Overview of attention for news story in The Conversation
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (70th percentile)

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Title
How Australian wildlife spread and suppress Ross River virus
Published by
The Conversation, January 2019
Authors

Cameron Webb, Eloise Stephenson, Emily Johnston Flies

Abstract

Thousands of Australians contract Ross River virus each year. Mozzies can infect us with their bites, but only after they've bitten an infected animal host.

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 81. 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 12 February 2019.
All research outputs
#177,402
of 12,533,239 outputs
Outputs from The Conversation
#20,091
of 70,885 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,559
of 255,776 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Conversation
#1,022
of 3,483 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,533,239 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 70,885 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 71.4. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 71% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 3,483 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 70% of its contemporaries.