OMG, there actually was a real person behind the moniker “Typhoid Mary”. Her name was Mary Mallon, and she was quarantined in 1906 and again in 1915 after outbreaks of typhoid in places where she had worked as a cook. The latter confinement lasted for 38 years until her death in 1938. She died of a stroke, not of typhoid.
During our more recent Ebola outbreak, panicky government officials including NJ governor Chris Christie called for the confinement of individuals who had been in areas where the Ebola epidemic was raging — mainly health care workers. Under President Obama, cooler heads prevailed and the outbreak was contained without violating anyone’s civil liberties.
Who knows what would happen during a similar outbreak in Trumplandia? “Cooler heads” are not widespread in this administration.