Monday, 25 April 2016

The many faces of Colombian Zika virus data...

From
 http://www.ins.gov.co/boletin-epidemiologico/
Boletn%20Epidemiolgico/2016%20Boletin%20
epidemiologico%20semana%2015.pdf
I've written before about an apparent lag in the lab results from Colombia, a guess based on there being nothing obviously appearing on their weekly epidemiology reports' graph (red bars=lab confirmed Zika virus& detections)....for example the one adjacent.

But, when one plots the numbers from the reports oneself - they look like the green bars below..

Well it looks like it was just an error in reporting after all (option No.3). If you take a look at recent PAHO-WHO data for Colombia..the most recent laboratory confirmed cases (dark orange) seem to have appeared where they should be.

I imagine nothing is easy when there is so much pressure and so many watching. Here's hoping the Weekly epidemiological reports catch up next week.


From http://ais.paho.org/phip/viz/ed_zika_epicurve.asp