Sunday, 1 May 2016

Another face to Colombia's Zika virus data...

I was checking out the interactive Zika virus data graphs that are hosted by the Pan American Health Organization-World Health Organization (PAHO-WHO). 

From http://ais.paho.org/phip/viz/ed_zika_epicurve.asp.[2]
Click on countries to see different data.
Click on image to enlarge.


Last week I wrote about the various ways that the apparently same data were being graphed. In the space of a week - the format of the PAHO-WHO version has changed again. Quite a lot. 

It now looks more like the Colombian weekly epidemiological report again.[3; graph below]
Excerpted from the latest Colombian National Institute for Health.[3]Click on image to enlarge.
It's kinda disappointing to think that these are some of the better data on Zika virus in the public domain around today.
I'm not even going to ask what's happened to the PAHO-WHO data for Brazil this week!

From http://ais.paho.org/phip/viz/ed_zika_epicurve.asp.[2] 
Click on countries to see different data.
Click on image to enlarge.
References...
  1. http://virologydownunder.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/the-many-faces-of-colombian-zika-virus.html
  2. http://ais.paho.org/phip/viz/ed_zika_epicurve.asp
  3. http://www.ins.gov.co/boletin-epidemiologico/Boletn%20Epidemiolgico/2016%20Boletin%20epidemiologico%20semana%2016.pdf