Avoiding Typhoid Mary

MS Caregiver Sharing

Have you heard of Typhoid Mary?

Mary Mallon or Mary Brown (she used both names) worked as a cook and harbored the typhoid bacteria in her gallbladder. Wherever she worked, the families in those households became sick, and many died, but Mary herself never became ill.

Authorities believed that Mary infected over 50 people with typhoid, several of whom died. They met with her and explained that she probably carried the germ in her gallbladder. When asked to stop working as a cook voluntarily, Mary refused because she did not believe in the germ theory. She asked, “How can I be a carrier if I have never been sick?”

Continue reading at: https://multiplesclerosis.net/caregiver/immunocompromised-protection/

to find out more about why I have to avoid people who might be sick to protect Lynn from getting sick.

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