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]
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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 ?
Malta fever, caused by Brucella species, is a zoonotic infection.
Brucella melitensis causes the rare but highly infectious disease brucellosis, also known as Malta fever, which can infect humans as well as animals.
Brucellosis (undulant fever, Malta fever, or Mediterranean fever) is an important but neglected, reemerging, endemic, zoonotic, communicable disease.

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