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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) origin and animal reservoir

Overview of attention for article published in Virology Journal, June 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#45 of 2,664)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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26 tweeters

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Title
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) origin and animal reservoir
Published in
Virology Journal, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12985-016-0544-0
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Authors

Hamzah A. Mohd, Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Ziad A. Memish

Abstract

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a novel coronavirus discovered in 2012 and is responsible for acute respiratory syndrome in humans. Though not confirmed yet, multiple surveillance and phylogenetic studies suggest a bat origin. The disease is heavily endemic in dromedary camel populations of East Africa and the Middle East. It is unclear as to when the virus was introduced to dromedary camels, but data from studies that investigated stored dromedary camel sera and geographical distribution of involved dromedary camel populations suggested that the virus was present in dromedary camels several decades ago. Though bats and alpacas can serve as potential reservoirs for MERS-CoV, dromedary camels seem to be the only animal host responsible for the spill over human infections.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 275 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 52 19%
Student > Master 47 17%
Researcher 42 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 9%
Other 18 7%
Other 47 17%
Unknown 44 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 49 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 40 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 35 13%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 24 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 18 7%
Other 46 17%
Unknown 63 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. 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 20 June 2021.
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#793,249
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#45
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