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Emergence of Fatal Avian Influenza in New England Harbor Seals

Overview of attention for article published in mBio, July 2012
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4 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
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46 tweeters
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6 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
linkedin
1 LinkedIn user

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Title
Emergence of Fatal Avian Influenza in New England Harbor Seals
Published in
mBio, July 2012
DOI 10.1128/mbio.00166-12
Pubmed ID
Authors

S. J. Anthony, J. A. St. Leger, K. Pugliares, H. S. Ip, J. M. Chan, Z. W. Carpenter, I. Navarrete-Macias, M. Sanchez-Leon, J. T. Saliki, J. Pedersen, W. Karesh, P. Daszak, R. Rabadan, T. Rowles, W. I. Lipkin

Abstract

From September to December 2011, 162 New England harbor seals died in an outbreak of pneumonia. Sequence analysis of postmortem samples revealed the presence of an avian H3N8 influenza A virus, similar to a virus circulating in North American waterfowl since at least 2002 but with mutations that indicate recent adaption to mammalian hosts. These include a D701N mutation in the viral PB2 protein, previously reported in highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza viruses infecting people. Lectin staining and agglutination assays indicated the presence of the avian-preferred SAα-2,3 and mammalian SAα-2,6 receptors in seal respiratory tract, and the ability of the virus to agglutinate erythrocytes bearing either the SAα-2,3 or the SAα-2,6 receptor. The emergence of this A/harbor seal/Massachusetts/1/2011 virus may herald the appearance of an H3N8 influenza clade with potential for persistence and cross-species transmission.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 3%
Belgium 2 1%
Brazil 2 1%
Sudan 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 2 1%
Unknown 140 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 24%
Researcher 38 24%
Student > Master 24 15%
Student > Bachelor 14 9%
Other 9 6%
Other 34 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 95 61%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 16 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 11 7%
Unspecified 8 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 4%
Other 20 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 104. 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 17 June 2015.
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#159,010
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Outputs from mBio
#166
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#1,037
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Outputs of similar age from mBio
#1
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