Definition of Malta fever in English:

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Malta fever


Another term for undulant fever.
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).


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

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