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/ ˈrætˌbaɪt /
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either of two relapsing febrile diseases, widely distributed geographically, caused by infection with Streptobacillus moniliformis or Spirillum minor and transmitted by rats.
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How to use ratbite fever in a sentence
Or once in a while the rodent will spread infection by biting causing a disease called, chillingly enough, rat bite fever.Yosemite Hanta Virus: Nature Strikes Back|Kent Sepkowitz|September 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for ratbite fever
/ (ˈrætˌbaɪt) /
pathol an acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of a rat infected with either of two pathogenic bacteria (Streptobacillus moniliformis or Spirillum minus)
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