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brucellosis bru·cel·lo·sis (brōō'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.
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.