undulant fever


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undulant fever

undulant fever

n
(Veterinary Science) another name for brucellosis
[C19: so called because the fever symptoms are intermittent]

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]
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Noun1.undulant 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
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Clinical features, Brucella infection and undulant fever in man.
In humans, undulant fever recovers completely within three to twelve months with only few patients suffering from a chronic disease.
In humans, the disease is usually marked with undulant fever, headache, fatigues, back pain, general malaise and arthritis.
The undulant fever epidemic lies and many others like them were repeated in subsequent magazine articles read by tens of millions of people, as well as in countless newspaper articles in the ensuing years" Schmid lamented.