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
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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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With the religious right generating hysteria and demanding that all gays be branded or quarantined, suggesting a "Typhoid Mary" strategy was out of the question lest it be taken to extremes.