This Woman Got Quarantined for Life Because of Hosting Typhoid

They took samples from her without consent

Mary Mallon (1870–1938) was nicknamed “Typhoid Mary” — image courtesy of Wikimedia

InIn 1915, a woman who looked perfectly healthy was quarantined for the second time. She was found to be a carrier of the salmonella bacteria, which causes typhoid. This time, her quarantine was a life sentence. Furthermore, doctors took a maximum of 160 biological samples from her body…

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