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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, May 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 (#6 of 24,453)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Zika Virus and Birth Defects — Reviewing the Evidence for Causality
Published in
New England Journal of Medicine, May 2016
DOI 10.1056/nejmsr1604338
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Authors

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

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 20 2%
Brazil 15 1%
United Kingdom 8 <1%
France 3 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Pakistan 1 <1%
Other 12 1%
Unknown 1122 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 223 19%
Student > Master 210 18%
Researcher 194 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 141 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 83 7%
Other 335 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 420 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 196 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 116 10%
Unspecified 103 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 69 6%
Other 282 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3797. 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 30 November 2018.
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#98
of 12,278,944 outputs
Outputs from New England Journal of Medicine
#6
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Outputs of similar age
#4
of 278,331 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New England Journal of Medicine
#1
of 328 outputs
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