ANTC68H3 Lecture 8: Undulant Fever lec 8

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The (scape)goat: the tale of unpasteurized milk and undulant fever. Originally called malta fever individuals living in that area were labelled as the cause of disease: scape goat individuals of a particular ethnic group. Disease transmission carrier/ host is the goat: central part of ethos of the population, play an important role in that society. Brucella (micrococcus melitensis) close contact with animals (ex. hunting, milking or caring for sick: domestication of animals allows for the transmission of certain diseases. Person to person (air borne or sexual contact) consumption of unpasteurized dairy products (ex. cheese and milk) Extreme pain end of life pain. Undulating fevers (37 degrees in the morning to 40 degrees in the afternoon. Nervousness and depression chills and weakness insomnia, headaches, malaise sexual impotence. Bacteria was thought to have been discovered in malta by colonel bruce in 1887: was actually discovered by maltese --- dr. zammit.

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