Big­gest in­fec­tious dis­ease killers

Modern Healthcare - - DATA POINTS -

De­spite the dev­as­tat­ing toll the Ebola virus has had on peo­ple in West Africa since its out­break in March—more than 1,000 deaths have oc­curred—most ex­perts say the chances are small that the dis­ease will reach pan­demic pro­por­tions. Here are num­bers on other in­fec­tious dis­eases that al­ready pose a sig­nif­i­cant global threat.

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