typhoid carrier

typhoid carrier

a person without signs or symptoms of typhoid fever who carries the bacteria that cause the disease and sheds the pathogens in body excretions. The typical typhoid carrier has recovered from an attack of the disease.

ty·phoid car·ri·er

(tīfoyd karē-ĕr)
One who can transmit typhoid fever virus to others without being clinically ill.

typhoid carrier

A person who has recovered from TYPHOID FEVER but who continues to culture Salmonella typhi organisms in the gall bladder and to excrete them in the stools. If such a person handles food, the disease is liable to be transmitted to others. Typhoid carriers can be rendered innocuous by having the gall bladder removed.

ty·phoid car·rier

(tīfoyd karē-ĕr)
A person carrying the pathogen for typhoid fever but not displaying any signs or symptoms; someone having the potential to spread the disease via bodily excretions.
See also: carrier

typhoid carrier (tī´foid),

n a person without signs or symptoms of typhoid fever who carries in the body the bacteria that cause the disease but sheds the pathogens in bodily excretions.
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The man who owned the cart was a typhoid carrier and his urine was shown to contain large numbers of typhoid bacteria.
The modern day equivalent of Mallon's case was a young woman working as a salad maker in the late 1980s at a fast food outlet in the US state of Maryland, who was identified as a typhoid carrier.
Early 20th-century health officials became suspicious about typhoid cases in homes with better sanitation, such as those where Mary worked, and she became the first recognized typhoid carrier.
In the early 1900s, an epidemic of typhoid fever in the New York City area was traced to a single typhoid carrier, a cook by the name of Mary Mallon who herself was immune to the disease.
In August 1986, typhoid fever made nine peopledesperately ill after they'd eaten shrimp salad prepared by a typhoid carrier at a Maryland restaurant.
Salmonellae can exist in an asymptomatic carrier state in the human gallbladder, and individuals with gallstones are more likely to become typhoid carriers.