Although there has been a lot of discussions about the pandemic and the coronavirus, we want to make sure that everyone is up to date on their pathogen knowledge. So, grab your hand sanitizer and face mask and get ready to dive into the germ pool of the world’s most infectious diseases. We want to know: are you a real epidemiologist or a history buff? Find out with this quiz on some facts about the diseases that have ravaged humankind throughout history.

Craving more trivia? Check out The Big Book of Infectious Disease Trivia for tons of mind-blowing facts and trivia on familiar viruses like influenza and chicken pox to ancient epidemics like leprosy and bubonic plague.

For even more, here’s a a whole library of trivia books to satisfy your curiosity!

And, if you’re looking for a home remedy for the common cold, we’ve got a delicious Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup recipe at the end of the quiz.


-Kristina Wright, author of The Big Book of Infectious Disease Trivia