contagious abortion


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contagious abortion

n.
Brucellosis, especially in cattle.
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contagious abortion

n
(Veterinary Science) another name for brucellosis
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Noun1.contagious abortion - 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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There are several strains of Brucella that affects different animals and they include: Brucella abortus: Affects cattle, causing bovine brucellosis (contagious abortion).
Brucellosis (also known as Contagious Abortion or Bang's disease) is a disease of major economic importance worldwide.