The Real Killer Diseases Aren't Ebola


by Christian Stellakis on Oct 12, 2014 | Views: 133 | Score: 2
HIV / AIDSMalariaDiarrheaTuberculosisLassa FeverEbola
Number of Deaths Per Day In West Africa Due To...6855524041101413
Sources: economist.com
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Christian Stellakis
Christian Stellakis on Oct 12, 2014 2:53 PM said:

A little perspective never hurts. While Ebola has ravaged much of western Africa recently and is a popular topic in the media, the disease doesn't even compare to the continent's big killer diseases.

Noah
Noah on Oct 14, 2014 11:51 AM said:

Maybe this is the needed dose of perspective. But growth rate matters. Ebola has gone from 0 to 13 in short time. Is the growth going to decline or accelerate exponentially?

Christian Stellakis
Christian Stellakis on Oct 14, 2014 11:57 AM said:

While the growth rate is likely to experience an exponential increase for a certain duration, even with the growth rate it will be unlikely for the Ebola epidemic to reach the levels of the top three killers.