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What is Rat-Bite Fever?

Paolo Bossio
Publication date:
December 3, 2018
Article Summary: 

The blog discusses rat bite fever, which is a bacterial illness caused by two types of bacteria, Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus, and can be transmitted to humans through rat bites, scratches, or exposure to rat urine or feces. The symptoms of rat bite fever include fever, rash, vomiting, headache, muscle and joint pain, and in severe cases, infections of the heart, lungs, brain, and liver. The blog recommends seeking medical attention immediately if one suspects rat bite fever and provides tips to prevent rat infestations.


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Paolo Bossio
What is Rat-Bite Fever?
December 3, 2018
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