Fever Rat Bite Symptoms
The initial rat bite wound usually heals within 2-4 days, but an open wound may be present for more than 10 days.
Initial symptoms of rat bite fever occur 2-10 days after the bite:
Several days later, symptoms of rat bite fever may include:
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