This is the September 2009 update of the
Global Swine Flu Counter
Although there is still an increasing risk of underreporting, the counter has been renewed on basis of the last available global reports as provided by Wikipedia/ECDC
Swine Flu under Control?
The September 2009 developments suggest the Swine Flu development is under control, as the reported infections changed from a exponential growth recent months, to more linear growth in August 2009. In September the increase of infections was already declining.
The above developments are the main reason why data in the Swine Flu calculator have now been modelled by a logistic function.
Well considered curve fitting at ZunZun
, showed a Gompertz function
(with offset) resulted in a satisfying approximation :
The number of death have now been modelled ruffly as 1.8% of the infected people a month earlier [Death=0.018*I(t-30)]
The results the new approximation show that the number of reported infections increases asymptotically towards a limit of about 323,000.
Correspondingly, the number of death, , increases to a limit of ruffly 6000.
All provided the actual controlled development continues and no new mutation of the H1N1 will develop in the next months.....
The risk of underreporting is not negligible . Modeling on basis of excluding the September data would result in a limit of 528,000 infects and about 9500 deaths. We'll just have to wait how H1N1 develops.....
But as becomes clear, the explosion of swine flue cases looks under control.
If necessary, the counter will be updated again on a on a regular basis. The latest data you'll find in this XLS spreadsheet
Install Swine Flu Counter
How to implement this Swine Flu Counter on your web site?
- Put the next HTML-line (without the outer quotes) where you want the Swine Flu table to appear on your site :
' <div id="swineflutable"></div> '
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