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Bat origin of human coronaviruses

Overview of attention for article published in Virology Journal, December 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 2,636)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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18 news outlets
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5 blogs
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298 tweeters
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9 Facebook pages
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2 video uploaders

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Title
Bat origin of human coronaviruses
Published in
Virology Journal, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12985-015-0422-1
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ben Hu, Xingyi Ge, Lin-Fa Wang, Zhengli Shi

Abstract

Bats have been recognized as the natural reservoirs of a large variety of viruses. Special attention has been paid to bat coronaviruses as the two emerging coronaviruses which have caused unexpected human disease outbreaks in the 21st century, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), are suggested to be originated from bats. Various species of horseshoe bats in China have been found to harbor genetically diverse SARS-like coronaviruses. Some strains are highly similar to SARS-CoV even in the spike protein and are able to use the same receptor as SARS-CoV for cell entry. On the other hand, diverse coronaviruses phylogenetically related to MERS-CoV have been discovered worldwide in a wide range of bat species, some of which can be classified to the same coronavirus species as MERS-CoV. Coronaviruses genetically related to human coronavirus 229E and NL63 have been detected in bats as well. Moreover, intermediate hosts are believed to play an important role in the transmission and emergence of these coronaviruses from bats to humans. Understanding the bat origin of human coronaviruses is helpful for the prediction and prevention of another pandemic emergence in the future.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 267 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 56 21%
Student > Master 37 14%
Researcher 29 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 6%
Other 44 16%
Unknown 65 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 53 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 22 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 20 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 15 6%
Other 48 18%
Unknown 82 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 410. 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 31 May 2021.
All research outputs
#40,218
of 17,954,410 outputs
Outputs from Virology Journal
#6
of 2,636 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#946
of 377,289 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Virology Journal
#1
of 181 outputs
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