ECDC GIS For Disease Prevention
GIS or Geographic Information Systems, are a powerful way to look at emerging disease information, and the ECDC has certainly embraced the technology. Below you’ll find some snapshots from a terrific interactive timeline map showing the spread of the H7N9 virus over the past year.
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This first view shows the opening week of the outbreak, with cases (eventually) reported from four provinces.
By mid-summer the first wave had ended, with roughly 130 cases reported.
New cases began to appear in October of 2013. Here is the geographic spread as of the end of 2013.
And lastly, a view of the major uptick of reported cases in the first 7 weeks of 2014, including the exportation of a case to Malaysia.