You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

Actually, you can. And people did! See if you can name these fictional diseases from books and film (and the playground).


1) Name the disease that was the impetus for the dystopian setting in Stephen King’s The Stand.

2) Name the disease that passes easily through skin-to-skin contact with a member of the opposite sex.

3) Name the Marvel Multiverse disease that only attacks mutants; just before death it causes a flareup of their special powers.

4) Name the disease that causes zombie-like symptoms in its victims in World War Z.

5) Name the disease Joe suffers from in the film Joe Versus the Volcano.







1) Captain Trips  2) Cooties   3) Legacy Virus   4) Solanum   5) Brain Cloud