In the upcoming movie “Contagion,” a cast of Hollywood elites contends with a virus that goes airborne, kills quickly and spreads globally.

Luckily, no real virus fits the description of the fictional pathogen in “Contagion,” but there are contenders that have some of its attributes: airborne, global or deadly.

Here are the top five pathogens that are most  similar to the fictional disease in “Contagion.”