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The Most Dangerous Woman in America

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Black and white illustration of Mary Mallon, "Typhoid Mary," The New York American, 1909

Mary Mallon, a.k.a. “Typhoid Mary,” was quarantined for life as a public health menace, though she was herself healthy. Read about the history of quarantining and turn yourself into a Disease Detective to track the outbreak of an epidemic.