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Insects in confined swine operations carry a large antibiotic resistant and potentially virulent enterococcal community

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, January 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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Title
Insects in confined swine operations carry a large antibiotic resistant and potentially virulent enterococcal community
Published in
BMC Microbiology, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-11-23
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Authors

Aqeel Ahmad, Anuradha Ghosh, Coby Schal, Ludek Zurek

Abstract

Extensive use of antibiotics as growth promoters in the livestock industry constitutes strong selection pressure for evolution and selection of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains. Unfortunately, the microbial ecology and spread of these bacteria in the agricultural, urban, and suburban environments are poorly understood. Insects such as house flies (Musca domestica) and German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) can move freely between animal waste and food and may play a significant role in the dissemination of antibiotic resistant bacteria within and between animal production farms and from farms to residential settings.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 5%
Brazil 3 3%
South Africa 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 96 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 17%
Student > Master 15 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 13%
Student > Bachelor 12 11%
Professor 10 9%
Other 27 25%
Unknown 11 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 51 48%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 7%
Environmental Science 6 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 5%
Other 16 15%
Unknown 15 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. 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 27 August 2015.
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#714,599
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Outputs from BMC Microbiology
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Microbiology
#1
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