One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for undulant fever
- ‘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).’
- ‘Thus undulant fever, a particularly debilitating illness that often led to rheumatism, became known as Malta fever - to which many Maltese objected.’
Mid 19th century: named after Malta, where it was once prevalent.
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