|Data are based on WHO DONs. Lines use the numbers on the vertical axis on the left, bars use the right hand axis. The percentages are the proportion of fatal cases at the time point indicated.|
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The causes seem to be the heartbreaking stories of family members sequestering ill loved ones or removing them from isolation wards, and in so doing, getting infected themselves, and so spreading infection.
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Maps purchased from maptorian and adapted by VDU
The number of cases and deaths, not all of which are laboratory confirmed as being ebolavirus disease (EVD), are now the highest of any known outbreak of EVD (see the chart below). A grisly fact and one that doesn't change anything. But one I note nonetheless. Also worthy of note is that throughout this outbreak, the proportion of fatal cases (PFC; check the disclaimer in the legend below) has not reached the heights of the Zaire outbreak of 1976, or the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) outbreak of 1995, or that in the Republic of Congo (RC) during 2002-3, and others. So that's a small silver lining.
I'll try and keep the charts up-to-date as this outbreak continues to burn.