Is Lyme disease a rickettsial disease?
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.