Some Funny and Serious Infection Sayings and Quotes

From getting into physical contacts, touching, air, coming into contact with infected things to even a simple hand shake, there are many things making you prone to infection.


Here we have compiled some funny and serious quotes on infection you should read.



“Wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection.”

  • Florence Nightingale


“Robots may cut down on infection and mean a consultant can see more patients, but wouldn’t you rather meet the doctor than a machine?”

  • Robert Winston


“Pneumococcal disease is a real threat. Pneumococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes anything from middle ear infection to pneumonia to meningitis. Children are particularly vulnerable to it, but adults can get pneumococcal disease themselves.”

  • Anthony Fauci


“One pain is lessened by another’s anguish. … Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of the old will die.”

  • William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


“It’s not bad to cough. But cover your mouth when coughing. It’s not bad to complain. But cover your mouth when complaining, else you’ll spread infections of complains on us!”

  • IsraelmoreAyivor

“In large groups of enclosed people who were not allowed out, infectious diseases spread like wildfire. For example, in the 1880s in a workhouse in Kent, it was found that in a child population of one hundred and fifty-four, only three children did not have tuberculosis.”

  • Jennifer Worth


“Humanity shares a common ancestry with all living things on Earth. We often share especially close intimacies with the microbial world. In fact, only a small percentage of the cells in the human body are human at all. Yet, the common biology and biochemistry that unites us also makes us susceptible to contracting and transmitting infectious disease.”

  • Brenda Wilmoth Lerner


“Infectious diseases introduced with Europeans, like smallpox and measles, spread from one Indian tribe to another, far in advance of Europeans themselves, and killed an estimated 95% of the New World’s Indian population.”

  • Jared Diamond

“Infectious disease is one of the few genuine adventures left in the world. The dragons are all dead and the lance grows rusty in the chimney corner. … About the only sporting proposition that remains unimpaired by the relentless domestication of a once free-living human species is the war against those ferocious little fellow creatures, which lurk in dark corners and stalk us in the bodies of rats, mice and all kinds of domestic animals; which fly and crawl with the insects, and waylay us in our food and drink and even in our love.”

  • Hans Zinsser


“We shall not defeat any of the infectious diseases that plague the developing world until we have also won the battle for safe drinking water, sanitation, and basic health care.”

  • Kofi Annan


“For all these infectious diseases, the goal is to eventually get rid of them. And to do that we need to invent new tools, but nobody was doing that because there was no money to buy on behalf of the poorest, even the existing tools.”

  • Bill Gates


“We have grown accustomed to the wonders of clean water, indoor plumbing, laser surgery, genetic engineering, artificial joints, replacement body parts, and the much longer lives that accompany them. Yet we should remember that the vast majority of humans ever born died before the age of 10 from an infectious disease.”

  • Jay Olshansky


So these are the quotes that amuse you and make you think at the same time. Do you have other quotes to share with us? Do it by commenting below.

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