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Large serological survey showing cocirculation of Ebola and Marburg viruses in Gabonese bat populations, and a high seroprevalence of both viruses in Rousettus aegyptiacus

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2009
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1 news outlet
blogs
2 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
1 tweeter

Citations

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Title
Large serological survey showing cocirculation of Ebola and Marburg viruses in Gabonese bat populations, and a high seroprevalence of both viruses in Rousettus aegyptiacus
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-9-159
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Authors

Xavier Pourrut, Marc Souris, Jonathan S Towner, Pierre E Rollin, Stuart T Nichol, Jean-Paul Gonzalez, Eric Leroy

Abstract

Ebola and Marburg viruses cause highly lethal hemorrhagic fevers in humans. Recently, bats of multiple species have been identified as possible natural hosts of Zaire ebolavirus (ZEBOV) in Gabon and Republic of Congo, and also of marburgvirus (MARV) in Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 2%
United States 3 1%
Germany 2 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Cameroon 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Other 4 2%
Unknown 226 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 63 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 47 19%
Student > Master 36 15%
Student > Bachelor 29 12%
Other 13 5%
Other 42 17%
Unknown 18 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 121 49%
Medicine and Dentistry 37 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 13 5%
Environmental Science 13 5%
Other 26 10%
Unknown 24 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. 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 01 January 2017.
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#513,114
of 12,373,180 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#79
of 4,592 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#500,032
of 11,793,553 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#79
of 4,591 outputs
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