an infectious disease of humans transmitted by the bite of a cat, caused by Pasteurella multocida and marked by formation of an abscess at the site of inoculation. note: Not to be confused with cat-scratch disease.
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rat-bite fever, presumably spread from rats to cats and thus to humans.
Synonym(s): cat-bite fever
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