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Rickettsiosis is a bacterial infection caused by microorganisms belonging to the order Rickettsiales. Types of Rickettsiosis vary in terms of degree and severity. The most common examples are Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Rickettsialpox, and typhus, among others. Rickettsiae, the organisms that cause Rickettsiosis, can only survive and multiply intracellularly. They were first discovered in 1909 by Howard Ricketts, an American Researcher.

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