Diverse rat-bite fever agents found in invasive rats in South Africa
Scanning electron micrograph of Streptobacillus moniliformis 9901T (License: Creative Commons)

Diverse rat-bite fever agents found in invasive rats in South Africa

A study by Dr Rolanda Julius (former C∙I∙B postgraduate student) and Prof Chris Chimimba (C∙I∙B Core Team member) has detected the presence of Rat-bite Fever agents in invasive species of brown rats, black rats and Asian house rats sampled in urban areas of Gauteng Province, South Africa.

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