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typhoid Mary

A carrier or spreader of misfortune, as in I swear he's a typhoid Mary; everything at the office has gone wrong since he was hired . This expression alludes to a real person, Mary Manson, who died in 1938. An Irish-born servant, she transmitted typhoid fever to others and was referred to as "typhoid Mary" from the early 1900s. The term was broadened to other carriers of calamity in the mid-1900s.
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Typhoid Mary

You can describe someone as Typhoid Mary if they bring bad luck or harm to other people. After the relationship ended, she became a Typhoid Mary, spoiling the romantic lives of everyone around her. Note: Typhoid Mary was a cook who spread the disease typhoid to several hospitals that she worked in, though she never became ill herself.
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The increased levels of drug resistance in typhoid have highlighted the urgency to implement preventative vaccination campaigns.
It is part of the Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium (TyVAC) which is part of a push to conduct impact studies of Typbar-TCV.
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WHO's certification of Bharat Biotech's Typbar-TCV at the end of December 2017, followed the recommendation of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunisation that TCV be for routine use in children over 6 months of age in typhoid endemic countries.
7 billion ($85 million) agreed by Gavi Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) last week will go towards bulk-buying of new typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs), the alliance said yesterday.
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Objectives: To determine the risk factors for typhoid fever outbreak and recommend preventive measures.
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