rat-bite fever | definition

  • relapsing fever caused by either Bacillus moniliformis or Spirillum minor
  • can be transmitted by the bite of a rat or through contact with rat feces or urine

Source:

Parker, N., Schneegurt, M., Thi Tu, A.-H., Forster, B. M., & Lister, P. (n.d.). Microbiology. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at: https://openstax.org/details/books/microbiology


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