Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Snapdate; MERS-CoV and the thickening age/sex pyramid..

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No, it's not the title for an epidemiologist's detective novel. It's a comparison of my previsou and my latest age/sex pyramids.

And it really looks like MERS needs to go on a diet. Its "waist" has broadened quite a bit as a sign of younger cases becoming part of the rogue's gallery of infected, if not afflicted, people. 

Also note the axis along the bottom has changed a lot between mid-April and now. So we have more total numbers but also more detections of virus in the under-50s age band.

And as always, males predominate in MERS-world.