swineherd's disease

swineherd's disease

 
leptospirosis, manifested as a benign meningitis, caused by serovariants of Leptospira interrogans; it affects people who work with swine or pork or come in contact with the urine of animal or human carriers.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

swine·herd's dis·ease

a leptospirosis caused by a leptospira occurring in those who take care of pigs or are occupied in the slaughtering or processing of pork; characterized by aches and pains throughout the body, fever, headache, dizziness, and nausea.
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The syndrome's many colorful names include "rice-harvest jaundice" in China, "autumn fever" in Japan, "swineherd's disease" in Europe, and "sewerman's flu" in the United States (1).