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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Brucellosis (Mediterranean fever, undulant fever) is the most common zoonotic infection caused by the bacterial genus Brucella.
In humans Brucella abortus causes undulant fever, an occupational disease of people working with animals such as veterinarians, farmers and abattoir personnel.
Although it appears as undulant fever in the majority of patients, it can be less frequently seen as a local infection.
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.