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bru·cel·lo·sis

 (bro͞o′sə-lō′sĭs)
n.
1. An infectious disease in humans caused by some species of bacteria of the genus Brucella, that is transmitted by contact with infected animals or raw milk products and marked by fever, malaise, severe headache, and joint pain. Also called Gibraltar fever, Malta fever, Mediterranean fever, undulant fever.
2. An infectious disease chiefly of domestic animals, such as cattle, sheep, goats, and dogs, that is caused by some species of bacteria of the genus Brucella, and sometimes results in spontaneous abortions in newly infected animals. Also called Bang's disease.

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brucellosis

(ˌbruːsɪˈləʊsɪs)
n
(Veterinary Science) an infectious disease of cattle, goats, dogs, and pigs, caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella and transmittable to humans (e.g. by drinking contaminated milk): symptoms include fever, chills, and severe headache. Also called: undulant fever
[C20: from New Latin Brucella, named after Sir David Bruce (1855–1931), Australian bacteriologist and physician]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brucellosis - 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
2.brucellosis - 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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Translations
brucelóza

brucellosis

[ˌbruːsəˈləʊsɪs] Nbrucelosis f
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bru·cel·lo·sis

n. brucelosis, fiebre ondulante o fiebre mediterránea, condición infecciosa bacteriana contraida por contacto con ganado vacuno o sus productos.
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brucellosis

n brucelosis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
A homogeneous fluorescence polarization assay for detection of antibody to Brucella abortus. J.
Bovine brucellosis is caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Brucella abortus and can induce abortion and decrease fertility, and can also lead to chronic zoonotic infections in humans (GODFROID et al., 2005).
Entretanto, nao ha evidencia cientifica solida de que durante a cura ocorre suficiente inativagao de Brucella abortus, sob a perspectiva da seguranga dos alimentos.
Evaluation of a fluorescence polarization assay for the detection of serum antibodies to Brucella abortus in water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) Vet.
Humans usually get infected by Brucella abortus, Brucella melitensis, Brucella suis and Brucella canis, however, infections caused by B.
This disease is of major economic importance worldwide, it is caused by infection with the bacteria Brucella abortus. It is characterised by abortion after the fifth month of pregnancy, in susceptible herds `abortion storms' can occur.
* Brucella abortus (from cattle; moderate pathogenicity); and
Brucella abortus has not been isolated from any premises in the UK since October 1993, when it was linked to imports of cattle from France.
Bison strike fear into the hearts of ranchers-not because these huge beasts sometimes charge people, but because many bison harbor the bacterium Brucella abortus. Ranchers worry that these bison may infect cattle herds with the bac- terium, which causes brucellosis.