Ebola Outbreak Analysis

The tragic Ebola outbreak in West Africa became a leading news topic around the world. Like all hot topics, it generated a tremendous amount of data from a variety of sources.

When looking at epidemic data, it's important to understand how events related to an epidemic can have negative regional and global impacts that make controlling the epidemic more challenging. For example, if villagers aren't planting crops because they are too sick or scared to leave their homes, this could result in malnutrition or starvation in the future. And if other countries depend on those crops, not receiving them could prevent those countries from providing needed aid.

These interactive reports focus on readily available public data that outlines the health and mortality side of the Ebola outbreak.

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