Visualised: how Ebola compares to other infectious diseases


via @clarabermudez

Gráfico de David McCandless de Information is Beautiful, publicado en The Guardian.
Hoja de cálculo en Google docs

“With Ebola panic spreading, we thought it might be timely to visualise the data on the infectiousness of various pathogens.
To give a universal metric for infectiousness, we’ve used the average ‘basic reproduction number’ (also ratio or rate). It’s a statistical measure of how likely and widespread an infectious disease outbreak might be – if nothing is done to control the situation. 
Every disease has a basic reproduction number but the numbers are scattered across the literature. We’ve web-crawled and gathered them all here in one graphic, plotting them against the average case fatality rate – the % of infectees who die. This hopefully gives us a data-centric way to understand the most infectious and deadly diseases and contextualise current events”

 

 

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