Definition of Immune carrier
1. Noun. (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others.
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Generic synonyms: Transmitter, Vector, Immune
Specialized synonyms: Mallon, Mary Mallon, Typhoid Mary
Derivative terms: Carry
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Literary usage of Immune carrier
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1. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles E. Marshall (1921)
"A non-immune "carrier" may become a "case," if the disease develops in him later. The term ''quarantine" is properly applied only to restriction of freedom ..."
2. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1922)
"... of the parasite is concerned, yet the parasites, limited in number and activity, still exist within it, and such a host becomes an " immune carrier. ..."
3. Practical Sanitation by Fletcher Gardner, James Persons Simonds (1914)
"... part of the germ may convert a non-immune carrier into an active case, while other changes may kill out the organism and leave the host normal. ..."
4. Report by Minnesota State Board of Health, Minnesota, State Board of Health (1915)
"To find early we must look for (a) The healthy, immune carrier, (b) The convalescent carrier, (c) The mild, unrecognized case, (d) The mild, concealed case, ..."