epidemiology

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