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Visualizing Infant Mortality Rate in Cuba

on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 19:16

This blog post visualizes the trends of Infant Mortality in Cuba from 1970 to 2014 and its situation at first administrative level in 2014. Data is reported by National Health Authorities from the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba.

Life Expectancy: progress from 1990 to 2013

on Mon, 12/22/2014 - 19:48

This blog post illustrates the progress in Life Expectancy in 188 countries by age and sex from 1990 to 2013 based on new estimates from the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2013 (GBD2013), let by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, published on December 18, 2014 in The Lancet.

Non-Communicable Diseases: Some facts

on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:27

This post introduces the concept of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and illustrates some NCDs-related facts. It isn the first blog post in a series devoted to NCDs.

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.

Chikungunya virus, a new vector-borne disease in the Americas

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 19:29

The current Chikungunya virus disease outbreak in the Americas is introduced in this post. Evidence of the magnitude of this outbreak and its public health implications are presented

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.