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Outbreaks of publications about emerging infectious diseases: the case of SARS-CoV-2 and Zika virus
BMC Medical Research Methodology
Background Outbreaks of infectious diseases generate outbreaks of scientific evidence. In 2016 epidemics of Zika virus emerged, and in 2020, a novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) caused a pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We compared patterns of scientific publications for the two infections to analyse the evolution of the evidence. Methods We annotated publications on Zika virus and SARS-CoV-2 that we collected using living evidence databasesdoi:10.1186/s12874-021-01244-7 pmid:33706715 fatcat:apq5mtbosbfyngbsf3whhu2wwi