Definition of Malta fever in English:

Malta fever


  • 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.