swineherd's disease

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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.

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.