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rat-bite fever

[′rat ‚bīt ‚fē·vər]
(medicine)
Either of two diseases transmitted by the bite of a rat: spirillary rat-bite fever and streptobacillary fever.
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Rat bite fever is an underdiagnosed worldwide zoonosis closely associated with bites of rats or close contact with them.
To our knowledge, this is the third reported case of discitis associated with rat bite fever.
Rat bite fever is an acute febrile illness caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis, which colonizes the nasopharynx of a substantial percentage of domestic and wild rats.
The Libyans fear outbreaks of diseases such as salmonella, meningitis and rat bite fever.
The former pariah state turned to Rentokil over fears that infestations in the country's major cities could expose the population to diseases such as salmonella typherium, eosinophilic meningitis and rat bite fever.
Michael Jenkins, 66, caught an infection called endocarditis - known as rat bite fever - and died two months later.
They not only cause structural damage, but also carry such diseases as the human plague, salmonellosis, rat bite fever, infectious jaundice, murine typhus, and several other pathogens.
Kelly says rats carry many diseases, including Marine typhus fever, leptospirosis, infectious jaundice, rat bite fever, trichinosisand, as mammals, are susceptible to rabies, although rats and other small rodents rarely pass it on and none has been documented in the area.
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