Ebola Time Series


The number of Ebola deaths reached 1,200 this week. There are one million people living in the quarantine zones in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Is the outbreak getting progressively worse? Using updates from the World Health Organization, I created a time series for a seven-week period. The chart suggests that the number of cases in the last few weeks has definitely increased compared to July, but it doesn’t look like exponential grown for the displayed time period. We will continue to plot new data as it becomes available and update this chart next week.