Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America: Nova
Irish immigrant Mary Mallon -- the cause of an infamous 1906 outbreak of typhoid fever in New York -- spent nearly 29 years of her life in quarantine. Diagnosed as a healthy carrier of the disease, Mallon was eventually released from isolation. But soon after Mallon returned to her career as a cook, another outbreak occurred, and she was again quarantined until she died. This installment of the award-winning documentary series tells her story.