Bang's disease


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Bang's disease

 (băngz)
[After Bernhard Laurits Frederik Bang (1848-1932), Danish veterinarian.]
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Bang's′ disease`

(bæŋz)
n.
an infectious disease of cattle caused by a bacterium, Brucella abortus, frequently resulting in spontaneous abortions.
[1930–35; after B.Latin.French. Bang (1848–1932), Danish biologist]
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Noun1.Bang's disease - an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings
zoonosis, zoonotic disease - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
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References in periodicals archive ?
Brucellosis, or Bang's disease as it's often called, reduces cattle fertility, causes abortions, and reduces milk production in beef and dairy cattle.
One such disease is brucellosis, also known as Bang's diseases or Mediterranean fever, which is a highly contagious zoonosis people catch by consuming unsterilised milk or meat from infected animals.