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Does rat bite cause leptospirosis?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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In brief: Rat bites

Rat bites can cause diseases including rat bite fever, localized abscesses, cellulitis and even tetanus among others.
Leptospirosis is associated with rodents although usually it's their urine causing infection. Worse, the rats urine can contaminate water sources and u can contract leptospirosis from that. Rats can facilitate other diseases including plague, tularemia, hanta virus and others.

In brief: Rat bites

Rat bites can cause diseases including rat bite fever, localized abscesses, cellulitis and even tetanus among others.
Leptospirosis is associated with rodents although usually it's their urine causing infection. Worse, the rats urine can contaminate water sources and u can contract leptospirosis from that. Rats can facilitate other diseases including plague, tularemia, hanta virus and others.
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