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Immediate action to address the epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America

on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 01:01

This blog post highlights the key message from the paper "The epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America" published in The Lancet on June 25th, 2014 by Pedro Orduñez, Carla Saenz, Ramón Martinez, Evelina Chapman, Ludovic Reveiz and Francisco Becerra. Pan American Health Organization, Washington DC 20037, USA.

Chronology of Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks, 1976-2014

on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:01

The chronology of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreaks documented in history is introduced and visualized in this blog post.

Ebola virus disease outbreak, West Africa, 2014

on Sat, 06/07/2014 - 18:19

This article is about the outbreak of Ebola virus disease that is taking place in West Africa, including Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Data from this outbreak from March to June 2014 is presented with the support of a data visualization.

Volcanic activity within the last 10,000 years

on Sat, 05/03/2014 - 20:11

This article and data visualizations explore the volcanic activity. A summary of some statistics about eruptions within the last 10,000 years and two new interactive visualizations that allow you to explore all recorded eruptions will be provided.

Satellite image of Volcano Mount Tambora, Indonesia which in 1892 had the largest eruption with a volcanic explosivity index (VEI) of 7. Image from Google Map

Volcanoes of the World

on Sun, 04/13/2014 - 17:32

This article and data visualization explores a total of 1,550 volcanoes registered by The Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program. It allows you to know where every volcano is located including latitude-longitude, region and country, and some of their characteristics, such as primary volcano type, dominat rock type, tectonic setting and elevation.

Earthquake hits off the coast of northern Chile

on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:33

This post provides information about the earthquake and aftershocks with magnitude higher than 2.5 on Richter scale that are hitting off the coast of Iquique, Chile since April 1st, 2014. It includes a visualization showing the geographic location and timeline of the earthquake and aftershocks, which serves to provide comprehensive and reliable information about this natural event to the general public.

Tapestry 2014 and some Twitter stats using #tapestryconf

on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 08:28

This is a brief post about Tapestry Data Storytelling Conference and a visualization of the statistics from the Twitter activity during the sessions using the hashtag #tapestryconf

What percentage of people ages 15-49 are infected with HIV?

on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 06:20

In this article the percentage of people ages 15-49 years infected with HIV in countries of the world is visualized. Key findings and some conclusions are also highlighted.

Health Expenditure on Diabetes, 2013

on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 06:46

Diabetes, as a chronic disease, imposes a large economic burden on individuals, families, national health systems and national economies.This article focus on the economic burden of diabetes presenting the health expenditure on diabetes in countries of the world, based on data from the IDF Sixth Edition of Diabetes Atlas, 2013.

Prevalence of Diabetes in the World, 2013

on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 06:10

The global prevalence of diabetes in adult population in 2013 is presented in this article. The estimated prevalence of diabetes in adult population (20-79 years old) expressed in percentages is used as main metric. An interactive data visualization was designed to explore the data. Data source is the sixth edition of the International Diabetes Federation Atlas of Diabetes.