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How a new test is revolutionising what we know about viruses in our midst

Overview of attention for news story in The Conversation
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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Title
How a new test is revolutionising what we know about viruses in our midst
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The Conversation, August 2015
Abstract

We monitor mosquitoes to help predict and control virus outbreaks. And a new technique for collecting mosquito saliva from the field has made the process both more sensitive and inexpensive.

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. 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 29 November 2017.
All research outputs
#1,383,954
of 21,995,459 outputs
Outputs from The Conversation
#105,158
of 155,050 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,431
of 214,312 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Conversation
#2,303
of 3,617 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,995,459 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 93rd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 155,050 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 89.8. This one is in the 32nd percentile – i.e., 32% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 3,617 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 36th percentile – i.e., 36% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.