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Diversity of Blastocystis subtypes in dogs in different geographical settings

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, July 2013
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Title
Diversity of Blastocystis subtypes in dogs in different geographical settings
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-6-215
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Authors

Wenqi Wang, Leigh Cuttell, Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann, Tawin Inpankaew, Helen Owen, Rebecca J Traub

Abstract

Blastocystis is a ubiquitous, globally distributed intestinal protist infecting humans and a wide range of animals. Several studies have shown that Blastocystis is a potentially zoonotic parasite. A 1996 study reported a 70% Blastocystis prevalence in Brisbane pound dogs while another study found that pet dogs/cats of 11 symptomatic Blastocystis infected patients harboured at least one Blastocystis subtype (ST) in common with the patient. These results raised the possibility that dogs might be natural hosts of Blastocystis. In this study, we aimed to investigate this hypothesis by estimating the prevalence of Blastocystis carriage and characterising the diversity of STs in dogs from three different environmental settings and comparing these STs with the range that humans harbour.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Burkina Faso 1 2%
Unknown 54 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 18%
Researcher 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Postgraduate 4 7%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 9 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 22%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 11%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 9%
Environmental Science 3 5%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 9 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 05 October 2015.
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#935,083
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Outputs from Parasites & Vectors
#175
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#13,306
of 151,597 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Parasites & Vectors
#3
of 12 outputs
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