Monday 25 April 2016

The many faces of Colombian Zika virus data...

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.


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