Malta fever

noun another term for undulant fever.
C19: named after Malta, where it was once prevalent.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • malta fever — n. (Med.) An infectious disease contracted from meat or milk products from infected domestic animals; called also {brucellosis} and {undulant fever}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malta fever — n. [so named because prevalent in Malta and nearby areas] UNDULANT FEVER …   English World dictionary

  • Malta fever — noun infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache • Syn: ↑brucellosis, ↑undulant fever, ↑Gibraltar fever, ↑Rock fever,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malta fever — undulant fever, Mediterranean fever, contagious disease transmitted by contact with diseased animals or ingestion of infected meat or milk or cheese …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Malta fever — Mal·ta fever .mȯl tə n BRUCELLOSIS (a) * * * see brucellosis * * * brucellosis …   Medical dictionary

  • Malta fever — /mɔltə ˈfivə/ (say mawltuh feevuh) noun undulant fever due to a bacterium, Brucella melitensis …   Australian English dictionary

  • Malta fever — Pathol. brucellosis. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • Malta fever — see brucellosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Malta fever — Mal′ta fe′ver n. pat brucellosis • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Бруцеллез (Brucellosis), Лихорадка Мальтийская (Malta Fever), Лихорадка Средиземноморская (Mediterranean Fever), Лихорадка Ундулирующая (Undulant Fever) — хроническое заболевание сельскохозяйственных животных, вызываемое бактериями рода Brucella. Может передаваться человеку либо при непосредственном контакте с больным животным, либо через непастеризованное молоко, содержащее эти бактерии. Основные… …   Медицинские термины

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