Haverhill fever

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Related to Haverhill fever: Rat Bite Fever
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Noun1.Haverhill fever - the form of ratbite fever occurring in the United States
ratbite fever - either of two infectious diseases transmitted to humans by the bite of a rat or mouse; characterized by fever and headache and nausea and skin eruptions
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Rat bite fever, also called Haverhill fever, is a human illness that can be caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis (S.
The illness is termed "Haverhill fever" when it occurs in an epidemic outbreak caused by exposure to contaminated food or water [4-6].
Karsh, "Haverhill fever with spine involvement," The Journal of Rheumatology, vol.