Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail JarrowIn March 1907, the lives of three remarkable people collided at a New York City brownstone where Mary Mallon worked as a cook. They were brought together by typhoid fever, a dreaded scourge that killed tens of thousands of Americans each year. Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary is the first middle-grade trade book that tells the true story of the woman who unwittingly spread deadly bacteria, the epidemiologist who discovered her trail of infection, and the health department that decided her fate. This gripping story follows this tragic disease as it shatters lives from the early twentieth century to today. It will keep readers on the edges of the seats wondering what happened to Mary and the innocent typhoid victims. With glossary, timeline, list of well-known typhoid sufferers and victims, further resource section, author’s note, and source notes.
What Exactly Is Typhoid Fever?
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Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. Typhoid fever is not common in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, or Japan, but it is common in many other countries. It affects an estimated 22 million people worldwide each year. In the United States, about people are diagnosed with typhoid fever each year, most often after traveling outside of the United States to countries such as India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. These cases do not include people who do not seek medical care, who are not tested for either disease, or whose disease is not reported to CDC. Paratyphoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Paratyphi.