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Halloween Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of Global Disease Costumes

Doctors in the 1600s wore birdlike masks like these, which were thought to protect against disease. Which disease? Take the quiz and find out!
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Doctors in the 1600s wore birdlike masks like these, which were thought to protect against disease. Which disease? Take the quiz and find out!

Editor's note: This quiz was originally published in 2016 and has been updated.

Costumes have been inspired by infectious diseases for hundreds of years, way before trick-or-treating became an American Halloween tradition in the 1920s.

Take this quiz to see how much you know about global disease costumes of the past and present:

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