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Table 3 Top cited 20 articles on top eight emerging pathogens/infectious diseases

From: Global research trends of World Health Organization’s top eight emerging pathogens

Article Year Journal Number of citations
A novel coronavirus associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome [35] 2003 New England Journal of Medicine 1979
Identification of a novel coronavirus in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome [93] 2003 New England Journal of Medicine 1810
Coronavirus as a possible cause of severe acute respiratory syndrome [94] 2003 Lancet 1535
Characterization of a novel coronavirus associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome [95] 2003 Science 1479
The genome sequence of the SARS-associated coronavirus [96] 2003 Science 1295
A major outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong [97] 2003 New England Journal of Medicine 1135
Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 is a functional receptor for the SARS coronavirus [98] 2003 Nature 943
Clinical progression and viral load in a community outbreak of coronavirus-associated SARS pneumonia: A prospective study [99] 2003 Lancet 916
Isolation and characterization of viruses related to the SARS coronavirus from animals in Southern China [99] 2003 Science 895
Identification of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Canada [100] 2003 New England Journal of Medicine 827
Bats are natural reservoirs of SARS-like coronaviruses [101] 2005 Science 720
A cluster of cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong [102] 2003 New England Journal of Medicine 677
Unique and conserved features of genome and proteome of SARS-coronavirus, an early split-off from the coronavirus group 2 lineage [103] 2003 Journal of Molecular Biology 638
Fruit bats as reservoirs of Ebola virus [104] 2005 Nature 606
Nipah virus: A recently emergent deadly paramyxovirus [105] 2000 Science 605
Clinical Features and Short-term Outcomes of 144 Patients with SARS in the Greater Toronto Area [106] 2003 Journal of the American Medical Association 603
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-like virus in Chinese horseshoe bats [107] 2005 PNASa 568
Koch’s postulates fulfilled for SARS virus [108] 2003 Nature 554
Transmission dynamics and control of severe acute respiratory syndrome [109] 2003 Science 535
Epidemiological determinants of spread of causal agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong [110] 2003 Lancet 515
  1. a PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences