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Apes, lice and prehistory

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, February 2009
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Title
Apes, lice and prehistory
Published in
BMC Biology, February 2009
DOI 10.1186/jbiol114
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Robin A Weiss

Abstract

Although most epidemic human infectious diseases are caused by recently introduced pathogens, cospeciation of parasite and host is commonplace for endemic infections. Occasional host infidelity, however, provides the endemic parasite with an opportunity to survive the potential extinction of its host. Such infidelity may account for the survival of certain types of human lice, and it is currently exemplified by viruses such as HIV.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
Brazil 4 3%
United Kingdom 3 2%
Chile 2 2%
South Africa 2 2%
France 2 2%
Australia 1 <1%
Hungary 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 100 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 29 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 16%
Student > Bachelor 12 10%
Student > Master 10 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Other 31 25%
Unknown 12 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 58 48%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 6%
Social Sciences 5 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 3%
Other 24 20%
Unknown 14 11%