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.
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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.