Typhoid Mary

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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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Pero en 1915 la fiebre tifoidea azoto a un hospital de Manhattan (la isla central de Nueva York) y resulto que Mary Mallon habia estado cocinando en el.
The similarities with Mary Mallon are almost palpable.
Mary Mallon's isolation, in fact, represented the scientific optimism and pervasive "faith that science would serve humanity by curbing disease" in the early twentieth century.(p.
Throughout her exile she fought to preserve her identity as Mary Mallon. 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).
Bartoletti presents a very comprehensive and engaging account of the sad life story of Mary Mallon. She recreates the early 1900s in New York City through archival photos, diaries, and newspaper accounts from the period.
He is survived by the six children that he and Helen raised with love and inspiration, Robert and his wife, Mary Mallon of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Nancy Lee and her husband, William Hetzel of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Maureen and her husband, Lawrence Lawler of Connecticut, James and his wife, Marsha Mallon of Stowe, Vermont and Nashville Tennessee, Pamela and her husband, George Siguler of Winchester and Conway, Massachusetts and Kathy and her husband, John Trimmer of Los Alamitos, California.
Leavitt analyzes the treatment of typhoid carriers Mary Mallon, who was a cook, and Jennie Barmore, who ran a rooming-house.