|Figure 1: Data input sheet from the model spreadsheet|
If you are serious about looking at the possible direction and magnitude of an Ebola outbreak, you could do a lot worse than starting here.
CDC has always been the good guys in my mind. Yes, they manage some pretty impressive bureaucratic foul ups off and on, but for the most part they are as good as you get. The A-team.
Sit down and play with this thing for an hour or two or even a week or so. Get a feel for how things move around. See what happens if another R0 case gets through.
Numbers are hard, but working at understanding them and asking questions, lots of questions, is the only way for you to start figuring out which way to jump.