Visualized: How Ebola Compares To Other Infectious Diseases

Panic about Ebola is spreading faster than any known pathogen. Instead of panicking, let us scientifically compare Ebola with other deadly pathogens. David McCandless has created a brilliant visualization comparing the data on infectiousness vs. deadliness of various pathogens. Checkout the infographic to see how Ebola ranks against Tuberculosis, or Mumps, or HIV. 

Read about the methodology used to create the infographic at The Guardian, and analyze the data at Information is Beautiful 

Avi Roy

- PhD student researching Aging, Mitochondria, and Regenerative Medicine - I currently write for The Conversation ( and I have written for The Guardian ( - Ringleader of the Oxford University Scientific Society - Co-conspirator at the Oxford Transhumanism and Emerging Technologies - Designing exciting events with the British Science Association Oxford - Advisory Board member at Lifeboat Foundation's Life Extension Board, and the Sustainability Board - Also, I am an Ultimate (frisbee) enthusiast - Yes, unfortunately that's me trying to catch the frisbee