Fatality rate of West African Ebola compared to global major infectious diseases as of 2016
Death rates of West African Ebola and major infectious diseases 2016
This statistic displays the fatality rates West African Ebola compared to major global infectious diseases as of March 30, 2016. Polio has a death rate of around 10 percent while Ebola's is four times higher. The Ebola virus causes extremely severe hemorrhagic fever and is considered a Risk Group 4 Pathogen by the World Health Organization (WHO). The health sector will focus on cross-border regions to strengthen treatment, testing, and contact tracing.
Fatality rate of West African Ebola compared to global major infectious diseases as of 2016
Fatality rate
West African Ebola*40%
Tuberculosis15%
Polio10%
SARS (November 2002-July 2003)9.6%
Whoopnig cough (for unvaccinated children under 6)1%
Measles0.2%
Swine flu0.02%
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Source

Release date

October 2014

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

March 2016

Supplementary notes

* As of March 30, 2016; including Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

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Death rates of West African Ebola and major infectious diseases 2016
This statistic displays the fatality rates West African Ebola compared to major global infectious diseases as of March 30, 2016. Polio has a death rate of around 10 percent while Ebola's is four times higher. The Ebola virus causes extremely severe hemorrhagic fever and is considered a Risk Group 4 Pathogen by the World Health Organization (WHO). The health sector will focus on cross-border regions to strengthen treatment, testing, and contact tracing.
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