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Feline friend or potential foe?

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, April 2006
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (72nd percentile)

Mentioned by

5 patents
3 Wikipedia pages


37 Dimensions

Readers on

34 Mendeley
3 CiteULike
1 Connotea
Feline friend or potential foe?
Published in
Nature, April 2006
DOI 10.1038/440741a
Pubmed ID

Thijs Kuiken, Ron Fouchier, Guus Rimmelzwaan, Albert Osterhaus, Peter Roeder

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 34 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
India 1 3%
Denmark 1 3%
Vietnam 1 3%
Unknown 30 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 24%
Researcher 5 15%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 15%
Professor 3 9%
Other 4 12%
Unknown 4 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 59%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 9%
Environmental Science 2 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 4 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 16 April 2019.
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Altmetric has tracked 18,272,778 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 76th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 81,431 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 92.2. This one is in the 35th percentile – i.e., 35% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 291,273 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 72% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 895 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 7th percentile – i.e., 7% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.