GC: n

S: (last access: 3 June 2016); NIH – (last access: 3 June 2016).

N: 1. From Japanese so (rat) and doku (poison).
2. Rat bite fever is a disease which can be caused by two types of bacteria. It is infectious and usually caught from rodents or by consuming food or water which has been contaminated with the bacteria. Streptobacillus moniliformis causes streptobacillary rat bite fever in north America. Spirilum minus causes spirillary rat bite fever or sodoku (not to be confused with sudoku!) in Asia and a few other places.
3. Cultural Interrelation: December 23, 2015. A 17-year-old woman was infected with the rare, but treatable rat-bite fever, that developed from pet rodents that lived in her bedroom.

S: 1. (last access: 3 June 2016). 2. (last access: 3 June 2016). 3. (last access: 8 June 2016).

SYN: rat bite fever, rat-bite fever.

S: (last access: 3 June 2016); (last access: 3 June 2016).

CR: leptospirosis, zoonosis.