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Rat-bite fever--New Mexico, 1996.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9480409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rat-bite fever (RBF) is a systemic bacterial illness caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis that can be acquired through the bite or scratch of a rodent or the ingestion of food or water contaminated with rat feces. Cases are rarely reported in the United States and the true incidence of disease is unknown. On August 7, 1996, a physician in a rural community reported a case of infection with S. moniliformis bacteremia in a 15-year-old boy to the New Mexico Department of Health. This report summarizes the results of the investigation of this case and indicates the need for ongoing surveillance for this illness.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0149-2195     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-26     Completed Date:  1998-02-26     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / diagnosis,  epidemiology
New Mexico / epidemiology
Rat-Bite Fever / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Streptobacillus / isolation & purification

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