ratbite fever

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Related to ratbite fever: tularemia, Streptobacillus moniliformis
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either of two infectious diseases transmitted to humans by the bite of a rat or mouse

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On the subject of rats, I was intrigued to discover that 40,000 human rat bites are reported annually, and that Rattenbisskrankheit, or ratbite fever in its various forms, has been noted clinically for >2,000 years.