Map of the Day:Percentage of Change in Reported Cases of Acute Hepatitis B & C (2010-2014)

Today’s map of the day is on Acute Hepatitis B and C. The two maps below visually represent the percentage of change in reported cases of Acute Hepatitis B and C between 2010 and 2014. The light and dark blue states have had either a decrease or no change in the number of reported cases, while those in every other color have had an increase in reported cases.

What color is your state?

Check out these maps and more at the NCMI website: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/percentage-of-change-in-hepatitis-b-c/

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Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus

Singapore confirmed 41 cases of Zika virus mostly among foreign construction workers in the southeastern area. All but seven of the infected were fully recovered and the seven still remain in the hospital. None of the workers traveled across any active zones of Zika virus, so it is self-evident that the 41 cases were locally transmitted. The construction site where majority of the infected people were first found discontinued work and evacuated the worker dormitory for inspection. Zika virus could be critical to pregnant women causing microcephaly, babies being born with small heads leading to development issues.

Read for more details at: http://in.reuters.com/article/health-zika-idINKCN11308Q

Hot Spot Analysis of Breast Cancer Incidence Rates (2006-2010)

Does it surprise you to see that there are high breast cancer incidence rates in the North East? Today’s map of the day is a hot spot analysis of Breast Cancer Incidence Rates by county within the United States. How does your county compare to the rest?

Check out this map and more at the NCMI website: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/hot-spot-analysis-of-breast-cancer/

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Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hot Spot Analysis of Alcohol Abuse Mortality (2000-2009)

Alcohol abuse is when you drink too much on occasion, and while it is similar to alcoholism, it is not synonymous.  Alcohol abuse can lead to poor judgment, like driving while impaired. Today’s map of the day is a hot spot analysis of Alcohol Abuse Mortality rates within the United States. According to the map above, it seems that there are low rates in the east, but as you move further west, the rate of alcohol abuse mortality increases.

Check out this map and more at the NCMI website: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/alcohol-abuse-mortality/

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Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention