• Question: What is the most deadly virus that exists at the moment?

    Asked by 2FAST4U to Ceri, Marikka, Matt, Rob, Sally on 18 Nov 2014. This question was also asked by Betty.
    • Photo: Ceri Dare

      Ceri Dare answered on 18 Nov 2014:

      If you catch it, rabies – very nearly everyone with rabies dies.
      In terms of number of people killed, probably flu.

    • Photo: Sally Cutler

      Sally Cutler answered on 18 Nov 2014:

      I would go with rabies as the mortality is almost 100%. With Ebola it is 50-60% mortality.

    • Photo: Robert Hampson

      Robert Hampson answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Deadly – Most deaths total or highest deaths per infection?

      Most deaths total – probably HIV or Influenza
      Highest deaths per infection – Rabies