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Zika Virus and Birth Defects — Reviewing the Evidence for Causality

Overview of attention for article published in New England Journal of Medicine, April 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 19,470)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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Title
Zika Virus and Birth Defects — Reviewing the Evidence for Causality
Published in
New England Journal of Medicine, April 2016
DOI 10.1056/nejmsr1604338
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Authors

Rasmussen, Sonja A., Sonja A. Rasmussen, Denise J. Jamieson, Margaret A. Honein, Lyle R. Petersen, Rasmussen, Sonja A, Jamieson, Denise J, Honein, Margaret A, Petersen, Lyle R, Jamieson, Denise J., Honein, Margaret A., Petersen, Lyle R.

Abstract

The Zika virus has spread rapidly in the Americas since its first identification in Brazil in early 2015. Prenatal Zika virus infection has been linked to adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes, most notably microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies. To determine whether Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes these adverse outcomes, we evaluated available data using criteria that have been proposed for the assessment of potential teratogens. On the basis of this review, we conclude that a causal relationship exists between prenatal Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies. Evidence that was used to support this . . .

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 13 2%
Brazil 11 2%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
France 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Other 10 1%
Unknown 624 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 129 19%
Student > Bachelor 123 18%
Researcher 120 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 81 12%
Other 50 7%
Other 165 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 269 40%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 136 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 53 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 35 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 34 5%
Other 141 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3799. 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 24 May 2017.
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#38
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#2
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#4
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#1
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