Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care pain and fever adults pain and fever children warning signs Outlook Complications Underlying Cause
Rat Bite Fever Underlying Cause
- Streptobacillus moniliformis
- Spirillum minus
The bacteria may be transmitted to humans during a bite from a rat. Infections have also been reported after bites from squirrels, weasels and gerbils.
PubMed Rat Bite Fever References
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rat-bite fever--New Mexico, 1996. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1998 Feb 13;47(5):89-91. 
- Graves MH, Janda JM. Rat-bite fever (Streptobacillus moniliformis): a potential emerging disease. Int J Infect Dis. 2001;5(3):151-5.