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Posted By: Dick Johnson
Posted On: Saturday March 21, 2020 at 8:28 PM
Typhoid Mary,

March 20, 1907

Mary Mallon is apprehended in New York. Known as Typhoid Mary, Mallon was the first recorded U.S. case of a healthy carrier of typhoid. She is suspected of directly infecting 51 people, three of whom died, with typhoid while working as a cook. She herself remained healthy. Outbreaks of typhoid followed her wherever she worked. She was put in quarantine for three years, but released when she promised not to work as a cook. However, after release she resumed working as a cook causing several more typhoid outbreaks. She was then put in quarantine for the remainder of her life.

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Typhoid Mary, by Dick Johnson #47371
I never knew that. (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #47371.1
I'd heard the name, didn't know anything about her though. Very interesting but kind of sad for her. (EOM) by Duncan Pohl #47371.2

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