Problem

Rickettsiae


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Rickettsial diseases
Rickettsiosis
Nature:
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.
Incidence:
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.
Values:
Disease
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
20.06.2018 – 13:39 CEST