Sunday, 17 April 2016

Colombia Zika virus report, Week No. 14...

The latest epidemiological report, which includes data on Zika virus disease (ZVD; 03APR2016-09APR2016), has been produced by the Colombian National Institute for Health team.[1]
Graph No.1. The cumulative curve of confirmed ZVD cases
(green circles, left-hand axis) and the change in confirmed ZVD case
numbers when compared to the preceding week's total
(green bars, right-hand axis). Data from [1].
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Graph No. 1 shows a smaller week than last week, with the addition of 231 new laboratory confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) detections. 

Graph No.2. The cumulative curve of suspected ZVD cases 
(pink circles, left-hand axis) and the change in suspected ZVD case 
numbers when compared to the preceding week's total 
(red bars, right-hand axis). Data from [1]. 
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Graph No. 2 has been made to show the change in suspected cases. Most of these are not laboratory confirmed, but (I'm presuming here) include those that were from Graph No. 1.

Graph No.3. The cumulative curve of confirmed ZIKV infections 
(lilac circles, left-hand axis) and the change in confirmed ZIKV infection 
numbers when compared to the preceding week's total 
(purple bars, right-hand axis). Now added the reported umber of microcephaly cases confirmed as ZIKV infected (yellow bars, right-hand axis). Data from [1]. 
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Graph No. 3 shows that to Week No. 14, 10,674 suspected and 1,706 confirmed ZIKV infections have been identified in pregnant women. As of this report, 2 (decreased by 1 from last week) live births have been diagnosed with with microcephaly and were reported as being ZIKV positive; 15 (down from 30) other microcephaly diagnoses are under investigation.[1,2]


References...
  1. http://www.ins.gov.co/boletin-epidemiologico/Boletn%20Epidemiolgico/2016%20Boletin%20epidemiologico%20semana%2014.pdf
  2. https://www.minsalud.gov.co/Paginas/Colombia-confirmo-dos-primeros-casos-de-microcefalia-asociados-a-zika.aspx