Ebola Outbreak Economics

The tragic Ebola outbreak in West Africa became a leading news topic around the world. And like all hot topics, it generated a tremendous amount of data from various sources. When looking at epidemic data, it's important to recognize and understand how events related to an epidemic can have negative regional and global impacts that can make controlling an 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 created with SAS Visual Analytics focus on readily available public data that outlines the economic impact associated with the Ebola outbreak.

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