ebola_kikwit_1995: Ebola in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1995

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Description

These data comprise of new cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Format

A data frame with 192 rows and 4 columns

date

Date

onset

Number of new cases

deaths

Number of deaths per day

reporting

Whether data were reported on a daily basis

The data on daily cases reported by Khan et al. (1999) cover the period 1995-03-01 to 1995-07-16, over which time there were 291 cases and 236 deaths. The first case became ill on 1995-01-06, which is taken as the first timepoint in this version of the data. Over the entire period, there were 316 cases i.e. the onset times are not reported for 24 individuals, and the recovery times for the individuals who did not die are not reported.

Author(s)

Data from Khan et al. (1999), provided by T.J. McKinley. Transfer to R and documentation by Simon Frost ([email protected]).

Source

Khan et al. (1999)

References

A.S. Khan, et al. 1999. The reemergence of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1995. J Infect Dis 179:S76-S86.

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