Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Ebolaradication around the corner..?

The downward trend for new, confirmed, Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases continues as we can see in the graph below.

This graph plots the number (each blue data point or dot) of newly confirmed cases in each World Health Organization situation report of summary. The joining lines don't mean anything (the WHO doesn't provide any numbers to place between dots)- they just make it cleared how think go up and down. You can see a little about Monday'itis and its role in the bumpy road to zero cases here.

Below is part of one of the charts from my Ebola virus disease numbers page -  you can get to it from any page on this blog by clicking on that tab up there^.

The line indicating the linear trend of fewer cases over time has a p-value of  0.023 and was
calculated within Tableau Public Edition v9.0
Click on image to enlarge.

I've zoomed in the graph to highlight distinct data points (thanks to Ramon i.e. @HlthAnalysis for helping me learn to make the separately coloured dots I missed so much from my Excel graphs). Without the zooming we can see from the full dataset that it's getting a bit hard to see each data point as time goes by, and case numbers shrink (yay!).