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Forecasting the Number of Cases of Ebola Virus from the 2014 Outbreak in West Africa During the Next 12 Weeks

on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:36

Forecasting and mathematical modeling was applied to estimate the cumulative number of cases from the 2014 Ebola virus diseases outbreak in West Africa. it was estimated that the number of cases could be more than 8,000 during the next 12 weeks or around November 23rd, 2014

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.

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.

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.

Highest Prevalence of Hypertension Located to Southeastern of United States, 2001-2009

on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 02:43

This article describes the level, distribution and trends of the prevalence of hypertension in United States of America at states and county levels, by gender and race in 2001 and 2009. An exploratory data visualization is proposed as a tool for assessing hypertension, monitoring progress of reducing the burden of high blood pressure at national, state and local levels and providing useful information to public health decision-maker, policy makers and the general public.

Causes of Death in the World. 1990, 2005, 2010

on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 02:37

From public health perspective it is relevant not only to have information on the magnitude and distribution of mortality but also on the leading causes of deaths in population and how these are changing over time. This article focuses on this specific subject, providing information on the leading causes of deaths in the world and how these are changing from 1990 to 2010.

A global overview of the magnitude, disparities and trend of infant mortality in the world. 1950-2011

on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 18:23

This article serves just to introduce the makeover of the data visualization published as part of the article "Infant Mortality Rate in the World: Magnitude, Inequities and Trend". This data visualization makeover was submitted to the Elite 8 Viz Makeover Contest from tableau Software. See more inside.

Gender Inequality around the World

on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 17:58

The Gender Inequality Index (GII) provides insights into gender disparities in health, empowerment and labour market in 146 countries. It can be useful to help governments, organizations and the general public understand the ramifications of gaps between women and men.
This article highlights the global overview of the situation, distribution and trends of the GII in the World.