Thursday, 26 January 2017

WHO sets the table....and lays it with MERS-CoV details

This just made my day. A Tweet from scientist and program manager at the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Embarek. In the tweet he noted that Middle East Respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) data will now be presented by WHO in an easy-to-access Mirosoft Excel table...


An example is in this latest update.[1]

Excerpt of new MERS-CoV data from [1]
This will make data collection for scientists, public health teams and researchers looking to follow what's happening with this camel-borne virus as it spills over to humans so much easier. I've been painstakingly entering data from several sources since 2013 - and this will really streamline the process.

Thanks to those at the WHO for making this happen.

Now, could you please also do this for all the other pathogens you keep track of....different influenza viruses (H7N9, H5N6, H5N1), zika virus, dengue virus, yellow fever virus....and make it retrospective....

References...
  1. http://www.who.int/csr/don/26-january-2017-mers-saudi-arabia/en/