Infectious Diseases

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The media is known to over-hype new diseases or small epidemics, but fails to inform the public of some of the most common and most deadly diseases. In order to show the true nature of infectious diseases, some of the most common diseases around the world were plotted as comparative star charts. Each chart contains the average reproductive rate of the disease, the case fatality rate, and yearly deaths from the U.S., Africa, and the World.