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Related to rat-bite fever: leptospirosis, Streptobacillary Fever
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the form of ratbite fever occurring in the Far East

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Rodents are known to be reservoirs of a large number of infectious organisms, many of which are transmitted to humans including plague, typhus fever, rat-bite fever, leptospirosis, and Salmonella food poisoning.
Rats can carry diseases which can be transmitted to humans including rat-bite fever, which as the name suggests, can be caught from rodent bites.
Rat-bite fever is a disease caused by two different bacteria, Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus, and may actually be two zoonotic diseases rather than one.
Lieberman described three children with rat-bite fever seen at his hospital over the past several years, all of whom presented with fevers, polyarthritis, and the characteristic rash, which was most prominent on the soles of the feet.
Both scrub typhus and spirillary rat-bite fever produce eschars at the site of inoculation with lymph node enlargement, but are uncommon in the United States.