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Rat-bite fever leads to boy's death, Petco sued by family

It is understandable if you were to think that a disease called "rat-bite fever" was too on-the-nose and blunt to be a real medical condition. However, it most certainly is a real condition, and a fatal one if untreated. Rat-bite fever doesn't even require that a person be bit by an infected rat. A scratch from an infected rat, merely being around the infected rat, or having the bacteria enter a person's food or water can cause rat-bite fever. It is uncommon for the disease to cause death, but it has been known to happen.

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