Was the Spread of Ebola Exponential?

To answer the question as to whether the spread of Ebola was exponential I encourage you to take a look at the these graphs. The case could be argued that between September and October in Sierra Leone the graph of total cases looks a little exponential but then after that it resembles a linear rate, albeit with a steep slope before leveling off to a slope of zero.

So what gives? Is it exponential or linear? Well it’s neither if you look at it from March 2014 through February 2016! Lucky it wasn’t exponential! Now all we have to worry about is Zika …

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