undulant fever

noun

Definition of undulant fever 

: a persistent human brucellosis marked especially by remittent fever, weakness, headache, chills, and weight loss and contracted by contact with infected domestic animals or consumption of their products

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About one-third of 119 hogs trapped at Congaree National Park from 2006-2010 carried pseudorabies and brucellosis, the latter of which can be transmitted to humans and cause what’s known as undulant fever. Sammy Fretwell, charlotteobserver, "Is poisonous ‘nasty salt’ the cure for South Carolina’s wild hog problem?," 23 Dec. 2017

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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undulant fever

noun
un·​du·​lant fever | \ˈən-jə-lənt-, ˈən-d(y)ə- \

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