Typhoid Mary


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Related to Typhoid Mary: typhoid fever, Bloody Mary
A popular term for a human carrier of a virulent strain of bacteria—e.g., salmonella or diphtheria—or virus—e.g., hepatitis or HIV-1

Typhoid Mary

Epidemiology A popular term or a human carrier of a virulent strain of bacteria–eg, salmonella, diphtheria or virus–eg, hepatitis or HIV-1. See High disseminator.
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Despite the change of public health rhetoric since the time of Typhoid Mary, the principle of disease prevention remains largely the same.
Leavitt, Typhoid Mary (Beacon Press, Boston, 1997).
Thanks to the advent of new drugs, HIV is one of the rare, fatal infectious diseases that can now exist in people who are largely healthy, potentially creating thousands of Typhoid Marys to keep the virus alive and kicking in new victims.
Although best known for Kitchen Confidential, Bourdain's other published works include the urban historical Typhoid Mary and the mystery novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo.
Ruth, All the Way; The Best of Enemies; Out of Gas on Lover's Leap; and Forgiving Typhoid Mary.
In other words, while Stuxnet produced 12,000 infections, it did not harm all those sites; it merely used them as carriers, like Typhoid Mary.
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Sather's Oilers in the 80s still hold most league records for number of goals scored in a season, but considering the Devils initiated the trap, the addition of Lamoriello is like having Typhoid Mary join the Board of Health.