The Berlin-based infographics agency INFOGRAFIK PRO creates Ebola outbreak monitor
As the coordinating health authority at the United Nations, the WHO is one of the most well-known health organizations in the world and publishes reliable information material on current health situations and issues. Within the context of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the WHO provides and updates detailed statistical data on the rapid spread of the virus. The Berlin-based infographics agency INFOGRAFIK PRO GmbH has now published a monitor graphic of the Ebola virus based on WHO data, which provides graphically-illustrated information on the current development of the Ebola epidemic.
People have been dying of the Ebola virus in West Africa for over 160 days now – and the pace of infection is accelerating: The Ebola virus has in the meantime spread to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria so quickly that more people will contract and die from the virus in the next 6 months than in the 38 years since its discovery.
For INFOGRAFIK PRO designer and Managing Director Malte Nisch, the infographics project on the Ebola virus meant a very particular interaction with and analysis of the topic: "Infographics make numbers tangible – and emotional. In our Ebola outbreak monitor, it becomes clear at a single glance just how many people have died during this outbreak and at what pace it continues to spread.
It of course has an emotional impact, and clearly demonstrates how infographics can show the stark and brutal reality of what would otherwise be just numbers on a page. I hope we have been able to make a positive contribution to the fight against the virus with our visualization.”
The Ebola outbreak monitor is immediately available online in English and will be regularly updated by the Berlin-based infographic agency INFOGRAFIK PRO GmbH .
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As a design agency for sophisticated, high-quality infographics, INFOGRAFIK PRO visualizes content for newspapers, magazines, mailings and advertising. Our experienced designers and illustrators use 2D and 3D-Grafik to animate and program the entire spectrum of data visualization and visual storytelling.