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Halloween Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Global Disease Costumes?

Plague doctors in the 1600s wore birdlike masks like these, which were thought to protect against disease.
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Plague doctors in the 1600s wore birdlike masks like these, which were thought to protect against disease.

Shocked by someone wearing a costume inspired by the Zika virus? Don't be. People have been dressing up as 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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