3

The data is collected over a week long period of people presenting with influenza like symptoms and reported once a week by fax or internet. Clearly there will be a delay of some type if reporting is significant by fax. ILINet providers report each week the total number of patients seen for any reason and the number of patient visits for ILI by age ...


3

There is actually a current (updated daily) map of where each case of Ebola is at, and what status of each case is, you can check it here: http://www.liveebolamap.com/ Also, according to WHO (World-Health-Organization), Liberia had declared in June 2016 that it had reached an end of the Ebola outbreak. Additionally, Guinea had reported an end in ...


2

Pneumococcal pneumonia was the most prevalent form of bacterial pneumonia in the community at over 70% of cases but that number has drastically fallen presumably due to the use of pneumococcal vaccines. Antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment in S pneumoniae infections. Until the 1970s, essentially all pneumococcal isolates were sensitive to easily ...


1

Well, this is the explanation I found in a (different) CDC paper: First, we based assay designs on previous diagnostic assays that had been developed for detection of MERS-CoV (12) and SARS-CoV (10) and targeted the N gene. Because of the relative abundance of N gene subgenomic mRNA produced during virus replication (13), rRT-PCR assays targeting the N ...


1

Dr. Chiu is (roughly) correct. To add a bit more detail to this: those are also two different CDC reporting mechanisms "owned" by two different parts of the CDC. The one that reports Covid deaths+pneumonia (with much fewer Covid deaths) is a "traditional" channel that has been established a long time ago, called the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS); ...


1

Your first link says the delays are due to manual processing Provisional counts of deaths are underestimated relative to final counts. This is due to the many steps involved in reporting death certificate data. When a death occurs, a certifier (e.g. physician, medical examiner or coroner) will complete the death certificate with the underlying cause of ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible