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New isolations of the rabies-related Mokola virus from South Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, January 2017
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Title
New isolations of the rabies-related Mokola virus from South Africa
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12917-017-0948-0
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Authors

Jessica Coertse, Wanda Markotter, Kevin le Roux, Daniel Stewart, Claude T. Sabeta, Louis H. Nel

Abstract

Mokola virus (MOKV) is a rabies-related lyssavirus and appears to be exclusive to the African continent. Only 24 cases of MOKV, which includes two human cases, have been reported since its identification in 1968. MOKV has an unknown reservoir host and current commercial vaccines do not confer protection against MOKV. We describe three new isolations of MOKV from domestic cats in South Africa. Two cases were retrospectively identified from 2012 and an additional one in 2014. These cases emphasize the generally poor surveillance for rabies-related lyssaviruses and our inadequate comprehension of the epidemiology and ecology of Mokola lyssavirus per se.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Nigeria 1 3%
South Africa 1 3%
Unknown 32 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 26%
Researcher 6 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 15%
Student > Postgraduate 3 9%
Professor 2 6%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 4 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 26%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 24%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 9%
Mathematics 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 5 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 February 2017.
All research outputs
#2,042,237
of 8,993,272 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#183
of 1,395 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#93,095
of 309,314 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#6
of 53 outputs
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