I'm looking for a dataset of infectiousness vs. deadliness for various diseases and viruses.
I was inspired by this visualization from The Guardian. I want to make some variations on this, but can't find the necessary data collected together.
Both the US CDC and the World Health Organization have databases for statistics on infectious diseases. The entry points to the online databases are:
This is the EU Commission's portal on Communicable Diseases. I don't think you will find statistical data here, but lots of links to other resources:
EU Commission http://ec.europa.eu/health/communicable_diseases
I found the data source for the figure from The Guardian
Lots of extra features in that data to look at.