Malta fever


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Related to Malta fever: Bang's disease, brucellosis, undulant fever

Malta fever

Malta fever

n
1. (Veterinary Science) another name for brucellosis
2. (Pathology) another name for brucellosis

bru•cel•lo•sis

(ˌbru səˈloʊ sɪs)

n.
infection with bacteria of the Brucella genus, frequently causing spontaneous abortions in animals and remittent fever in humans. Also called undulant fever.
[1925–30; < New Latin Brucell(a) (after Dutch. Bruce; see -ella) + -osis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Malta fever - infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
References in periodicals archive ?
Brucellosis, also called undulant fever, or Malta fever in humans, is a highly contagious disease spread by contact with infected animals, eating raw meat or unpasteurised cheese or drinking infected milk.
The students created a mascot for each infectious disease, for example "Maldito" for the bacteria that causes Malta fever or brucellosis.
melitensis infection causes Malta fever, characterized by fever and headaches.

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