Tracking the Ebola virus disease outbreak,West Africa 2014
[Updated: December 30, 2014]
In previous posts the chronology of all Ebola virus outbreaks and the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa was presented. It was not possible to keep updated the visualization of the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa due to the World Health Organization (WHO) stopped publishing the reported data of this outbreak at subnational level.
This new post presents a new data visualization to track the Ebola outbreak in West Africa 2014, but dealing with data at country level, instead of sub-national level. This new visualization is similar to the previous one but it has new features:
- It allows to explore the evolution of cases and deaths since the beginning of the outbreak to the most recent reported data. For this purpose a date selector was included at the top-right corner of the visualization
- A trend line chart of cases and deaths by country was included
The dataset used by the visualization will be updated every time the World Health Organization publishes a new situation report and this task will be done till the Ebola virus disease outbreak is over.
I hope this visualization helps you to track the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa.
- Chronology of Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks, 1976-2014
- Predicting the Number of Cases from the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Countries with Widespread and intense Transmission
P.S. The visualization of this article was selected by Tableau Public as Visualization of the Day on August 6th, 2014.