Similarly, it may be deemed unnecessary to subject an animal to a retest to confirm positivity for pathogens such as Streptobacillus Moniliformis
or Clostridium Piliformi that present in an obvious and symptomatic manner in an animal.
Rat bite fever, also called Haverhill fever, is a human illness that can be caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis
RBF is a zoonotic systemic illness caused by infection from either the gram-negative bacillus Streptobacillus moniliformis
, commonly found in the United States, or the gram-negative rod Spirillum minus, commonly seen in Asia.
Human infections by Streptobacillus moniliformis
are assumed to be caused by rats on the basis of epidemiologic information.
, a Gram-negative bacillus, is the leading cause of rat-bite fever in the United States .
Rat bite fever (RBF) is a systemic febrile illness caused by either Streptobacillus moniliformis
, common in Western countries, or Spirillum minus, which is the most prevalent pathogen in Asia [1,2].
The rodent-borne infectious diseases of greatest medical importance include leptospirosis, hantavirus, monkeypox, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, and the rat-bite fever bacterium, Streptobacillus moniliformis
. Although plague is often considered a rodent-borne disease, rodents are only the animal reservoirs of the plague bacterium and not the vectors of Yersinia pestis, which is transmitted by the bites of plague-infected rat fleas.
Rat bite fever is an acute febrile illness caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis
, which colonizes the nasopharynx of a substantial percentage of domestic and wild rats.
Rat bite fever is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis
Levaditi, Nicolau, and Poincloux (Fusobacterales: Fusobacteriaceae) and Spirillum minus Carter (Spirochaetales: Spirillaceae) and transmitted mostly through bites and scratches from rats and mice.
Rat-bite fever is a disease caused by two different bacteria, Streptobacillus moniliformis
and Spirillum minus, and may actually be two zoonotic diseases rather than one.
Two recent cases of fatal Streptobacillus moniliformis
infection--or rat-bite fever--underscore the importance of considering this diagnosis in sick patients with rat exposures, and also the need to prevent infection among those with routine rat exposures, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dogs as vectors of Streptobacillus moniliformis