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brucellosis meaning

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  • Noun: brucellosis  `broosu'lowsis
    1. Infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache
      - undulant fever, Malta fever, Gibraltar fever, Rock fever, Mediterranean fever 
    2. An infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings
      - contagious abortion, Bang's disease

    Type of: infectious disease, zoonosis, zoonotic disease

    Encyclopedia: Brucellosis Brucellosis, bovine


  • [Medicine]
    Infection caused by bacteria of the genus BRUCELLA mainly involving the reticuloendothelial system. This condition is characterized by fever,weakness,malaise,and weight loss. n pl -lo·ses : a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella:
    a : a disease of humans of sudden or insidious onset and long duration caused by any of four organisms (Brucella melitensis of goats, B. suis of hogs and rarely cattle, B. abortus of cattle and rarely hogs, and B. canis of dogs), characterized by great weakness, extreme exhaustion on slight effort, night sweats, chills, remittent fever, and generalized aches and pains, and acquired through direct contact with infected animals or animal products or from the consumption of milk, dairy products, or meat from infected animals —called also Malta fever, undulant fever
    b : CONTAGIOUS ABORTION

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  1. brucellosis is a worldwide problem of both public health and economic importance.
  2. the rule for control techniques of animal brucellosis
  3. males should also be tested for brucellosis
  4. procedure of tube agglutination test for brucellosis
  5. procedure of plate agglutination test for brucellosis

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