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.
But even the doctors and nurses on the Island, people with whom she worked and lived, referred to her as Typhoid Mary (a name first used in a medical report to conceal her identity).
Alternatively, as former drug czar William Bennett has argued, the moderate drug user is an asymptomatic carrier - a Typhoid Mary - spreading misery to others by setting a bad example, even though he feels fine.
Typhoid Mary and Bloody Mary are violent alter egos, and her powers include the ability to move things with her mind and set things on fire at will.
Terrible Typhoid Mary traces the story of Mary Mallon, an Irish immigrant who worked as a cook on Long Island in the early 1900s.
Wednesday 17 February Carnage, Red Skull, King Pin, Morlun Thursday 18 February Red Hulk, Mystique, Blob, Mysetrio Friday 19 February Destroyer, The Leader, Crimson Dynamo, Sentinels Saturday 20 February Kraven, Jigsaw, Green Gobl in, Typhoid Mary Sunday 21 February Ultron, Vulture, Galactus, Vulken Monday 22 February Abomination, Quicksilver, Dr Doom, Absorbing Man
No, but if it's flu and they're still infectious it may well put a stop to the rest of their departments thanks to Typhoid Mary turning up with the aid of paracetamol.
I'm pretty certain that I contracted it at Heathrow airport, from a woman in WH Smith whom I've since nicknamed Typhoid Mary.
Scientists have speculated that the distemper-resistant harp seal acted as a sort of marine Typhoid Mary in the 1988 outbreak, moving south into the harbor seal's range and passing along the virus.
Carnage, Red Skull, King Pin, Morlun Thursday, February 18 Red Hulk, Mystique, Blob, Mysetrio Friday, February 19 Destroyer, The Leader, Crimson Dynamo, Sentinels Saturday, February 20 Kraven, Jigsaw, Green Goblin, Typhoid Mary Sunday, February 21 Ultron, Vulture, Galactus, Vulken Monday, February 22 Abomination, Quicksilver, MARVEL, MARVEL Universe, TM & [umlaut] 2010 Marvel Entertainment, LLC and its subsidiaries.
At present, it is like allowing Typhoid Mary to roam unchecked through the population, hospitalising all those she comes into contact with but not restricting her movements.
For BBC2's long-running Timewatch, his programmes dealt with the diversity of the American West, such as Typhoid Mary, Pocahontas: Her True Story, and Gold Rush Memories.