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Rat Bite Fever Confirmed Locally

December 07, 2012

 

       It might sound like something out of the middle ages, but rat bite fever was recently found in patients in both Chelan and Douglas Counties. The rare bacterial disease causes flu like symptoms, minus the cough, and is treated with antibiotics. Mary Small with the Chelan Douglas Health District joined us to talk about rat bite fever, and general tips for staying healthy this winter.