RBF is an infectious disease that is caused by two different types of bacteria. The two bacterias are Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus. Consumption of contaminated food or water is the major cause for the prevalence of this disease. Rodents are the major carriers of this infection. If not treated properly RBF could be serious or sometimes even fatal.
RBF can be of two types : 1) Streptobacillary RBF 2) Spirillary RBF
|Streptobacillary RBF||Spirillary RBF|
NOTE : The notable difference between the two would be more severe vomiting and sore throat incase of spirillary RBF.
1) Physical examination will be conducted by the health care provider.
2) Tests will be done to detect bacteria in:
- Joint fluid
- Lymph nodes
Antibiotics (penicillin) will be prescribed by the doctor for a period of 7-14 days.