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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:

CDC http://wonder.cdc.gov/datasets.html

WHO http://apps.who.int/globalatlas/DataQuery/default.asp

http://who.int/research/en/

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

  • Couldn't find anything at CDC. – Deer Hunter Oct 18 '14 at 6:09
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I found the data source for the figure from The Guardian

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kHCEWY-d9HXlWrft9jjRQ2xf6WHQlmwyrXel6wjxkW8/edit?pli=1#gid=0

Lots of extra features in that data to look at.

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There is also a growing number of accredited and normalized ebola datasets at the Africa Open Data Ebola Data platform via NuCivic.

(I work on the volunteer team developing this.)

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