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Macacine Herpesvirus 1 Antibody Prevalence and DNA Shedding among Invasive Rhesus Macaques, Silver Springs State Park, Florida, USA

Overview of attention for article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, February 2018
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Title
Macacine Herpesvirus 1 Antibody Prevalence and DNA Shedding among Invasive Rhesus Macaques, Silver Springs State Park, Florida, USA
Published in
Emerging Infectious Diseases, February 2018
DOI 10.3201/eid2402.171439
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Samantha M. Wisely, Katherine A. Sayler, C. Jane Anderson, Carisa L. Boyce, Amy R. Klegarth, Steve A. Johnson

Abstract

We compiled records on macacine herpesvirus 1 (McHV-1) seroprevalence and, during 2015-2016, collected saliva and fecal samples from the free-ranging rhesus macaques of Silver Springs State Park, a popular public park in central Florida, USA, to determine viral DNA shedding and perform sequencing. Phylogenetic analysis of the US5 and US5-US6 intragenic sequence from free-ranging and laboratory McHV-1 variants did not reveal genomic differences. In animals captured during 2000-2012, average annual seroprevalence was 25% ± 9 (mean ± SD). We found 4%-14% (95% CI 2%-29%) of macaques passively sampled during the fall 2015 mating season shed McHV-1 DNA orally. We did not observe viral shedding during the spring or summer or from fecal samples. We conclude that these macaques can shed McHV-1, putting humans at risk for exposure to this potentially fatal pathogen. Management plans should be put in place to limit transmission of McHV-1 from these macaques.

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Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 32%
Student > Master 4 21%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 11%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Researcher 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 4 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 11%
Environmental Science 2 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 11%
Social Sciences 2 11%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 5 26%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 357. 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 13 May 2020.
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#49,296
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