Definition of Malta fever in English:

Malta fever

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noun

  • another term for undulant fever.
    More example sentences
    • Thus undulant fever, a particularly debilitating illness that often led to rheumatism, became known as Malta fever - to which many Maltese objected.
    • For more treatment information about Malta fever, see treatment of Brucellosis.
    • Brucellosis has many synonyms derived from the geographical regions in which the disease occurs (e.g., Mediterranean fever, Malta fever, Gibraltar fever, Cyprus fever).

Origin

mid 19th century: named after Malta, where it was once prevalent.

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