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infection with bacteria of the Brucella genus, frequently causing spontaneous abortions in animals and remittent fever in humans.
an infectious disease of cattle, goats, dogs, and pigs, caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella and transmittable to man (e.g. by drinking contaminated milk): symptoms include fever, chills, and severe headache Also called undulant fever
An infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella, transmitted to humans by contact with infected domestic animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, and dogs. In humans, brucellosis is marked by fever, malaise, and headache. It can also occur in some forms of wildlife, such as bison, and can cause spontaneous abortions in infected animals.


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