A 8-year-old girl from Southern California is recovering from a bacterial infection called rat-bite fever, something she likely contracted via her pet rat’s saliva. The girl named Cali was treated...

“Rat-bite fever” is a general term to describe two relatively rare bacterial infections: Streptobacillus moniliformis, also known as Haverhill fever, and Spirillum minor, also known as Sodoku. Both...