Definition of Malta fever in English:
Another term for undulant fever.
- 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).
Mid 19th century: named after Malta, where it was once prevalent.
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