Thanks to commenter NICURN for posting the link to this August 21 item on the blog of Geert Barentsen: The exponential spread of the Ebola virus. Click through for the full post, links, and graphs. Excerpts and then a comment:
Three weeks have passed since I posted my original graph on the exponential spread of the Ebola virus, so I am now publishing a new version which includes more recent data. The updated graph shows that Ebola has continued to spread exponentially, with no sign of slowing down yet. The regression fit suggests that, at the present rate, the number of reported cases of Ebola doubles every 29 days (ie. log/0.024 = 29).
The data is taken from the Wikipedia page on the outbreak and is based on official information from the health ministries of the affected countries. According to the World Health Organization however, these numbers "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak". That is scary!
I would be grateful for second and third opinions on this projection, but it makes me think about less statistical implications of the continued growth of Ebola.