Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary

Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary

by Gail Jarrow


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In 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. This gripping story reveals the facts behind of the woman who unwittingly spread deadly bacteria, the epidemiologist who discovered her trail of infection, and the health department that decided her fate. Young readers will be 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620915974
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 126,595
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Gail Jarrow's nonfiction books have received numerous awards and distinctions, including a Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor, YALSA Award Nomination, Orbis Pictus Recommended Book, National Science Teachers Association Recommended Book, Kirkus Reviews Best Book, and a VOYA Honor Book. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

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