|Also called: undulant fever an infectious disease of cattle, goats, dogs, and pigs, caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella and transmittable to man (e.g. by drinking contaminated milk): symptoms include fever, chills, and severe headache|
|[C20: from New Latin Brucella, named after Sir David Bruce (1855--1931), Australian bacteriologist and physician]|
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brucellosis bru·cel·lo·sis (br&oomacr;'sə-lō'sĭs)
An infectious disease caused by any of several species of Brucella and marked by fever, sweating, weakness, and headache. It is transmitted to humans by direct contact with diseased animals or through ingestion of infested meat, milk, or cheese. Also called Bang's disease, Malta fever, Mediterranean fever, Rock fever, undulant fever.
|brucellosis (br'sə-lō'sĭs) Pronunciation Key
An infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella, transmitted to humans by contact with infected domestic animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, and dogs. In humans, brucellosis is marked by fever, malaise, and headache. It can also occur in some forms of wildlife, such as bison, and can cause spontaneous abortions in infected animals.