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The Big Book of Infectious Disease Trivia

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the World’s Worst Pandemics, Epidemics, and Diseases

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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 lives in Virginia with her husband, two sons, two dogs, a cat, and a parrot. She holds a BA in English from Charleston Southern University and an MA in humanities from Old Dominion University. She is the digital editor at Your Teen for Parents magazine and has edited over a dozen fiction anthologies for Cleis Press. She has published novels with Harlequin and HarperCollins, and her nonfiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including USA Today, the Washington Post, and Huffington Post. She writes about books for the Washington Independent Review of Books and BookBub. Kristina is an enthusiastic coffee drinker who loves baking bread, researching obscure history, watching romantic comedies, and planning family trips where everyone has fun and no one complains.