You have probably never heard of Rickettsia, a dangerous gram-negative and nonspore-forming bacterium which is transmitted through lice, ticks, fleas and other arthropods. The bacterium is responsible for rickettsia pox, typhus, African tick bite fever, Rocky Mountain fever and other serious infections. The Rickettsia infection can destroy huge groups of cells in the tissues and cause quite a lot of damage in your body.
As we already mentioned, the bacterium is usually transmitted by arthropods such as ticks. The infection usually occurs due to poor hygiene habits and frequent contact with pets infected by fleas or ticks, which can penetrate through the skin and develop the infection.