Rickettsia

Authored by: Mohammad Yazid Abdad , John Stenos

Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466553965
eBook ISBN: 9781466553989
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b16752-35

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Abstract

Zoonotic rickettsial infections occur naturally in both urban and rural communities worldwide. Transmitted via vectors such as ticks, fleas, mites, and lice, rickettsial infections are often viewed as mild or are misdiagnosed as common ailments such as the common cold and flu. Through lack of understanding of the actual cause of disease, complications leading to organ failure and possibly even death.

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