The title, Fatal Fever, appears in large, blocky yellow capital letters across the top of the book. Subtitle, Tracking Down Typhoid Mary, appears in smaller black all-capitalized print below. Title is against a gradient background bleeding from light black to orange, then to greenish tint that extends to the bottom of the cover. Cover illustration is of someone in bed, back to us, presumably a typhoid fever patient, in tinted-green black and white. The brass headboard is to toward the right, and just to the right is a woman in early 1900s western dress (red-toned), looking down toward the patient. Author’s name is centered at the bottom.