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The Big Book of Infectious Disease Trivia

By Kristina Wright

Explore the facts, myths, science, history, and more behind infectious diseases from around the world with this ultimate trivia collection that will have you equally freaked out and fascinated.


Taking a friendly approach to a serious subject, The Big Book of Infectious Disease Trivia answers all of your questions about pandemics, epidemics, and diseases—plus, it covers all of the bizarre questions you never thought to ask!


From familiar diseases like influenza to ancient diseases like leprosy to oddly named diseases like mad cow disease, this trivia book tackles the mind-blowing facts and obscure details about many infectious diseases—past, present, and future. Get ready to broaden your understanding of humanity’s many illnesses, from survivable to deadly, with answers to questions like:


  • What is the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic?
  • What is the oldest known infectious disease?
  • How is COVID-19 different from the flu and pneumonia?
  • Who invented the face mask?
  • What is herd immunity?
  • What does it take to have an infectious disease declared “eradicated”?
  • And more!


With historical facts along with pop culture references, The Big Book of Infectious Disease Trivia is a must-have for anyone fascinated by infectious diseases.


Kristina Wright

Kristina Wright is a writer and an editor who lives in Virginia with her husband, two sons, two dogs, one cat, and one parrot. She holds a BA in English from Charleston Southern University and an MA in humanities from Old Dominion University, and she has taught composition and world mythology at the college level. Her essays and articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including the Washington Post, USA Today, and the Huffington Post, and she is the digital editor at Your Teen for Parents magazine. Kristina has also written novels for Harlequin and HarperCollins and has edited more than a dozen fiction anthologies for Cleis Press. She shares her passion for books and entertainment at BookBub and writes a monthly book review column at the Washington Independent Review of Books.

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Released: January 2021
Price: $14.95

ISBN-10: 1646041380
ISBN-13: 9781646041381

8.5 x 5.5
280 pages

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