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Predicting the Number of Cases from the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Countries with Widespread and Intense Transmission

on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:25

This post introduces an interactive data visualization to predict the number of cases for the next six weeks from the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, specifically in countries with widespread and intense transmission (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone)

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

Tracking the Ebola virus disease outbreak,West Africa 2014

on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 05:57

An exploratory dashboard for tracking the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa 2014 is introduced in this post

Travel associated cases of Chikungunya in the United States

on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:05

Imported cases of Chikungunya in continental United States: As of December 16th 2014, 2,010 imported cases of Chikungunya have been reported in the continental US. 47 States have reported travel associated cases. Florida, one of the States with the higher number of imported cases, has also reported 11 locally-transmitted cases.

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.

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak in US, 2012

on Sun, 10/28/2012 - 22:27

On September 18, 2012, the Tennessee Department of Health was alerted by a clinician regarding a patient with culture-confirmed Aspergillus fumigatus meningitis diagnosed 46 days after epidural steroid injection at a Tennessee ambulatory surgical center. This date marked the begin of an outbreAk of Fungal Meningitis in US that spread suddenly to some states of the country.

A data visualizations to help describing the spread of this outbreak including cases, deaths and health facilities that received contaminated steroid injections is featured.