Typhoid Fever: Dirty Food, Dirty Water!

Typhoid Fever: Dirty Food, Dirty Water!

by William Caper

Hardcover(Library Binding)



In the summer of 1906, banker Charles Warren and his family rented a house near the beach in Oyster Bay, Long Island. A few weeks later, six members of the household came down with typhoid fever-a disease that struck about 200,000 Americans every year at the time, and killed about 35,000. A health expert who had been hired to find out what had happened learned that the Warrens had recently hired a cook named Mary Mallon. Could she be the cause of this latest outbreak?

Look inside to find out more about Mary Mallon and how she came to be known as "Typhoid Mary." You'll also discover what causes typhoid, how it affects the body, the places in the world where the disease is still a problem, and-most important-how to protect yourself from getting it in the first place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936088041
Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/2010
Series: Nightmare Plagues Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Typhoid Fever Strikes 4

Searching for Mary 6

A Mystery Is Solved 8

How Does Typhoid Spread? 10

A Terrible Disease 12

Vaccines Help Fight Typhoid 14

Treating the Sick 16

Travelers Beware! 18

Typhoid Around the World 20

What Happened to Mary? 22

Mary Mallon Wasn't the Only One 24

The Battle Goes On 26

Other Famous Typhoid Outbreaks 28

Typhoid Fever Facts 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31


Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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