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Presence and Persistence of Zika Virus RNA in Semen, United Kingdom, 2016

Overview of attention for article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, April 2017
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
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12 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
twitter
23 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

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Title
Presence and Persistence of Zika Virus RNA in Semen, United Kingdom, 2016
Published in
Emerging Infectious Diseases, April 2017
DOI 10.3201/eid2304.161692
Pubmed ID
Authors

Barry Atkinson, Fiona Thorburn, Christina Petridou, Daniel Bailey, Roger Hewson, Andrew J.H. Simpson, Timothy J.G. Brooks, Emma J. Aarons

Abstract

Zika virus RNA has been detected in semen collected several months after onset of symptoms of infection. Given the potential for sexual transmission of Zika virus and for serious fetal abnormalities resulting from infection during pregnancy, information regarding the persistence of Zika virus in semen is critical for advancing our understanding of potential risks. We tested serial semen samples from symptomatic male patients in the United Kingdom who had a diagnosis of imported Zika virus infection. Among the initial semen samples from 23 patients, Zika virus RNA was detected at high levels in 13 (56.5%) and was not detected in 9 (39.1%); detection was indeterminate in 1 sample (4.4%). After symptomatic infection, a substantial proportion of men have detectable Zika virus RNA at high copy numbers in semen during early convalescence, suggesting high risk for sexual transmission. Viral RNA clearance times are not consistent and can be prolonged.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 1%
Unknown 91 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 17%
Student > Bachelor 15 16%
Student > Master 12 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Other 18 20%
Unknown 13 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 4%
Other 16 17%
Unknown 17 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 115. 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 December 2017.
All research outputs
#158,194
of 14,612,806 outputs
Outputs from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#189
of 7,172 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,845
of 376,552 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#6
of 134 outputs
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