Are those nuns still a health hazard?
November 30, 2008 11:41 AM Subscribe
Is it true that the graves of people who died of certain infectious illnesses remain dangerous centuries later?
posted by zadcat to health & fitness (11 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I've come across this notion before, then today, reading an item about an historic crypt
in Montreal, I find this: "Quebec's Health Department refused to let the tombs be opened and exhumed because some of the sisters died of infectious diseases." Typhoid was rampant here at times, and the Grey Nuns, as hospital sisters, would certainly have been exposed to it. But is their crypt a "plague spot" even to this day?