Mary Mallon


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Noun1.Mary Mallon - United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)Mary Mallon - United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)
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At the turn of the last century, the Irish immigrant Mary Mallon earned the name "Typhoid Mary" after she sickened more than 50 people in New York City.
Mary Mallon had been a cook who had infected over 50 people, three of whom died.
Fatal Fever tells the story of Mary Mallon and how she fits into the history of this terrifying disease.
The story of Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, was passed off as one of intentional harm, when in reality she didn't believe she was a danger to anyone.
Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869--November 11, 1938), better known as Typhoid Mary, was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever.