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Zika Virus Surveillance and Preparedness — New York City, 2015–2016

Overview of attention for article published in MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, June 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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65 tweeters
5 Facebook pages
3 Redditors


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Zika Virus Surveillance and Preparedness — New York City, 2015–2016
Published in
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, June 2016
DOI 10.15585/mmwr.mm6524e3
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Christopher T. Lee, Neil M. Vora, Waheed Bajwa, Lorraine Boyd, Scott Harper, Daniel Kass, Aileen Langston, Emily McGibbon, Mario Merlino, Jennifer L. Rakeman, Marisa Raphael, Sally Slavinski, Anthony Tran, Ricky Wong, Jay K. Varma, Bisrat Abraham, Joel Ackelsberg, Mike Antwi, Sharon Balter, Jennifer Baumgartner, Isaac Benowitz, Marie Antoinette Bernard, Angelica Bocour, Christine Borges, Joseph Burzynski, James E. Cone, Alexander Davidson, Paula Del Rosso, Catherine Dentinger, Bisram Deocharan, Marie Dorsinville, Peter Ephross, Ifeoma Ezeoke, Anne Fine, Ana Maria Fireteanu, Jie Fu, Sharon K. Greene, Scott Hughes, Maryam Iqbal, Jasmine Jacobs-Wingo, Kimberly Johnson, Lucretia Jones, Hannah T. Jordan, Fabienne Laraque, Marcelle Layton, David Lee, Ellen Lee, Kristen Lee, Dakai Liu, David E. Lucero, Michelle Macaraig, Natasha McIntosh, Paul McNamee, Julie Myers, Stephanie Ngai, Pete Papadopolous, Hilary Parton, Eric Peterson, Carolina Pichardo, Robert Pirillo, Celia Quinn, Vasudha Reddy, Alhaji Saffa, Altaf Shaikh, Alaina Stoute, Anna Tate, Brian Toro, Olivia C. Tran, Elaine Vernetti, Don Weiss, Emily Westheimer, Eliza Wilson, Ann Winters, Marie Wong, Winfred Y. Wu, David Yang, Mohammad Younis, Janette Yung


Zika virus has rapidly spread through the World Health Organization's Region of the Americas since being identified in Brazil in early 2015. Transmitted primarily through the bite of infected Aedes species mosquitoes, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause spontaneous abortion and birth defects, including microcephaly (1,2). New York City (NYC) is home to a large number of persons who travel frequently to areas with active Zika virus transmission, including immigrants from these areas. In November 2015, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) began developing and implementing plans for managing Zika virus and on February 1, 2016, activated its Incident Command System. During January 1-June 17, 2016, DOHMH coordinated diagnostic laboratory testing for 3,605 persons with travel-associated exposure, 182 (5.0%) of whom had confirmed Zika virus infection. Twenty (11.0%) confirmed patients were pregnant at the time of diagnosis. In addition, two cases of Zika virus-associated Guillain-Barré syndrome were diagnosed. DOHMH's response has focused on 1) identifying and diagnosing suspected cases; 2) educating the public and medical providers about Zika virus risks, transmission, and prevention strategies, particularly in areas with large populations of immigrants from areas with ongoing Zika virus transmission; 3) monitoring pregnant women with Zika virus infection and their fetuses and infants; 4) detecting local mosquito-borne transmission through both human and mosquito surveillance; and 5) modifying existing Culex mosquito control measures by targeting Aedes species of mosquitoes through the use of larvicides and adulticides.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Madagascar 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Nigeria 1 1%
Unknown 63 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 24%
Student > Master 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 12%
Student > Postgraduate 7 10%
Other 20 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 38%
Social Sciences 9 13%
Unspecified 8 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Other 16 24%

Attention Score in Context

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