Influ-Venn-Za: Who Can Catch Which Flu?

It’s quite rare that we post someone else’s design on our infographic design blog, but when I come across something that’s both interesting and beautifully visualised, I’m more than happy to share it with our readers.

The following data visualisation from David McCandless charts the different variations of Influenza; divided into H & N strains (i.e. H1N1) and organised into which animal (or human) can catch which flu.

As well as containing some fascinating data, the graphic is a beautiful demonstration of how a Venn diagram can be used to visualise complex data sets in a clear and concise manner:


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