Sunday, 1 May 2016

Colombia Zika virus report, Week No. 16...

The latest epidemiological report, which includes data on Zika virus disease (ZVD; 17APR2016-23APR2016), 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 that 460 new laboratory confirmed cases of ZVD reported this week. The total now at 3,752 or 6% of all the clinically suspected Zika virus (ZIKV) detections.
Graph No.2. The cumulative curve of suspectedZVD 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 shows the change in suspected cases. These are not laboratory confirmed. The suspected ZVD cases continue to rise in a linear fashion, adding 3,752 this week to total 65,963 suspected cases of ZVD.
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). To account for adjustments
that take cases away when there is no weekly case growth, a negative
value - the y-axes now allow for negative values. Data from [1].
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Graph No. 3 shows that to Week No. 16, 11,306 suspected (+207) and 2,008 confirmed ZIKV infections (+305) have been identified in pregnant women

As of this report, 4 (no increase from last week) live births have been diagnosed with microcephaly/central nervous system disorders and were reported as being ZIKV positive; 26 (up from 22 last week) other microcephaly diagnoses are now under investigation.[1]

References...
  1. http://www.ins.gov.co/boletin-epidemiologico/Boletn%20Epidemiolgico/2016%20Boletin%20epidemiologico%20semana%2016.pdf