Attention Parents – You May Have This Dangerous Bacterium in Your Home Without Being Aware of it!

This is a deadly gram-negative, non-spore-forming bacterium. It is transmitted by arthropods such as fleas, ticks, and lice.

Rickettsia is known to cause serious infections like:

  • Typhus
  • Rickettsia pox
  • Rocky Mountain fever
  • African tick bite fever

This bacterium can destroy massive groups of cells in your tissues, causing significant damage in your body. The infection is largely attributed to poor hygiene habits. It is also normally occasioned by frequent contact with pets infected by ticks or fleas.

What are the symptoms of Rickettsia infection:

  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Skin rashes
  • Fever
  • Headaches

It is imperative that you detect the signs of this infection early and seek prompt medical attention. Likewise, you need to observe a high standard of hygiene in your home. Be sure to clean your hand after playing with your pet. All these help to prevent the spread of the bacterium.

 

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