Thursday, February 27, 2014

ECDC: GIS Timeline Of H7N9 Cases In China

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ECDC GIS For Disease Prevention

 

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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. 

 

Follow THIS LINK to view/manipulate this handy frequently updated resource.

 

 

 

This first view shows the opening week of the outbreak, with cases (eventually) reported from four provinces.

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By mid-summer the first wave had ended, with roughly 130 cases reported.

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New cases began to appear in October of 2013.  Here is the geographic spread as of the end of 2013.

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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.

 

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