Swineherd's disease | definition of swineherd's disease by Medical dictionary
, 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.
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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Officially known as leptospirosis, Weil's disease has several colloquial names, including swamp fever, caver's flu, swineherd's disease
or sewerman's flu, because of its symptoms and the many ways in which the disease can be caught.
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).