undulant fever


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undulant fever:

see brucellosisbrucellosis
or Bang's disease,
infectious disease of farm animals that is sometimes transmitted to humans. In humans the disease is also known as undulant fever, Mediterranean fever, or Malta fever.
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undulant fever

[′ən·jə·lənt ′fē·vər]
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Its bacteria can also be transmitted to humans--through contact with infected animals or consumption of unpasteurized dairy products--and cause undulant fever, an affliction characterized by severe flulike symptoms.
Brucella can cause a disease in humans called undulant fever, but this has only been contracted in the past by drinking unpasteurised milk.
During these years, he was sick with malaria, then undulant fever, and he suffered the loss of his father and his mother-in-law.
Farmers recognize the disease by another name, undulant fever, which when contracted by humans--typically by drinking unpasteurized milk--can cause severe joint pain.