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Halloween Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of Global Disease Costumes

Plague doctors in the 1600s wore birdlike masks like these, which were thought to protect against disease. Manuel Velasco/Getty Images hide caption

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

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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: