Typhoid Mary


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Typhoid Mary

See Mallon, Mary.

Typhoid Mary

(Mary Mallon, 1870–1938) unwitting carrier of typhus; suffered 23-year quarantine. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 354]
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41) The construction of the dangerous sex worker is uncannily reminiscent of the Frankenstein-like transformation of Mary Mallon into the monster that was Typhoid Mary.
Humans, Typhoid Mary being the obvious example, can become carriers.
Alternatively, as former drug czar William Bennett has argued, the moderate drug user is an asymptomatic carrier - a Typhoid Mary - spreading misery to others by setting a bad example, even though he feels fine.
Wednesday 17 February Carnage, Red Skull, King Pin, Morlun Thursday 18 February Red Hulk, Mystique, Blob, Mysetrio Friday 19 February Destroyer, The Leader, Crimson Dynamo, Sentinels Saturday 20 February Kraven, Jigsaw, Green Gobl in, Typhoid Mary Sunday 21 February Ultron, Vulture, Galactus, Vulken Monday 22 February Abomination, Quicksilver, Dr Doom, Absorbing Man
No, but if it's flu and they're still infectious it may well put a stop to the rest of their departments thanks to Typhoid Mary turning up with the aid of paracetamol.
Last month, Nigella joked that she was like Typhoid Mary - a woman immune to disease but who gave it to anyone she got close to.
Scientists have speculated that the distemper-resistant harp seal acted as a sort of marine Typhoid Mary in the 1988 outbreak, moving south into the harbor seal's range and passing along the virus.
At present, it is like allowing Typhoid Mary to roam unchecked through the population, hospitalising all those she comes into contact with but not restricting her movements.
Typhoid Mary was linked to at least 53 cases of typhoid fever and three deaths before she was incarcerated for knowingly spreading her illness.