Mystery of typhoid fever traces back to Oyster Bay in the 1900s

In 1906, a doctor discovered that a person

In 1906, a doctor discovered that a person can be a carrier of a disease and Mary Mallon carried typhoid fever. (March 5, 2014 9:49 AM)

The mystery of typhoid fever was uncovered in Oyster Bay with a woman now known as Typhoid Mary.

According to historian Nicole Menchise, in the summer of 1906 a wealthy banker rented a home in Oyster Bay from the Thompson family. In August of that year, in a matter of a 10-day period, everyone in the house came down with typhoid fever. Everyone was treated and survived the deadly disease,...

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