Infectious Diseases
Lyme Disease

Is Lyme disease a rickettsial disease?

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August 19, 2008 1:35AM

No, it is a spirochetal disease first recognized in Lyme, Conn.

in 1975. It is the most common tick-borne illness in the USA.

Typhus, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Q Fever,and Trench Fever are

some examples of Rickettsial Diseases. Rickettsial disease can and

are transmitted through the bite on an infected insect.

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