We have called attention to the investigations which have been carried on in the past few years, especially in Bavaria, bearing on the transmission of typhoid fever by apparently healthy individuals. Such cases have been shown, as the work has progressed, to be not infrequent. The Germans call them Typhusbacillentraeger, but in the absence of precedent in our own language for the manufacture of such compound words we must call them typhoid bacillus carriers or bearers. In a certain small district in Bavaria bacteriologic examinations of the discharges have shown over fifty infected persons. When we consider how difficult it is to trace epidemic outbreaks of typhoid to their source, the importance of such individuals becomes apparent. In the recent Scranton epidemic, for example, evidence showed plainly enough that a certain water supply was infected, but no record of a typhoid fever patient being in a situation to affect the
TYPHOID BACILLUS BEARERS AND THE PREVENTION OF TYPHOID FEVER.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(19):1602–1603. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520450046005
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