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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Typhoid carrier state was found to be one of the important risk factors for the development of GB cancer in the current study.
Of them 84% knew not to handle food when having diarrhea/vomiting, not to handle food while having intestinal worm infestation 4%, only 3% acknowledged typhoid carrier should not handle food, number of respondents who knew to wear gloves or water proof bandage while having hand lesions was 84%, those who acknowledged covering of nose and mouth while having cough or cold were 100% but only 30 acknowledged routine use of masks while cooking.
The man who owned the cart was a typhoid carrier and his urine was shown to contain large numbers of typhoid bacteria.
Had the notorious 'Typhoid Mary' been honest with her employers and clean in her personal habits, the fact that she was a typhoid carrier would not have caused the mayhem which it did--though she certainly should never have been working with food in any capacity, the risks were too great.
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 August 1986, typhoid fever made nine peopledesperately ill after they'd eaten shrimp salad prepared by a typhoid carrier at a Maryland restaurant.
An association between typhoid carrier state and hepatobiliary cancer particularly that of carcinoma of the gallbladder has been noted8.
Salmonellae can exist in an asymptomatic carrier state in the human gallbladder, and individuals with gallstones are more likely to become typhoid carriers.
Leavitt analyzes the treatment of typhoid carriers Mary Mallon, who was a cook, and Jennie Barmore, who ran a rooming-house.
Treatment of chronic typhoid carriers with ampicillin.
Multidrug resistant salmonella typhi in asymptomatic typhoid carriers among food handlers in Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu.