Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Rickettsial diseases

Rickettsiae are microorganisms that resemble bacteria but which grow only within susceptible cells, including human cells, – not in cell-free culture media, as bacteria do. The rickettsiae are mainly parasites or symbiotes of arthropods – especially lice, mites, and ticks; from these hosts the rickettsiae may spread to man and domestic animals, causing serious disease.


Epidemics of louse-borne typhus are still a threat. Among the other major groups of rickettsioses, murine typhus, scrub typhus, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever commonly occur in endemic areas.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST