A group of tick-borne diseases of mammals including zoonoses in humans. They are caused by protozoa of the genus babesia, which parasitize erythrocytes, producing hemolysis. In the U.S., the organism's natural host is mice and transmission is by the deer tick ixodes SCAPULARIS.


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<b>Babesia</b> lifecycle

Babesia lifecycle
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<b>babesiosis</b>, also spelled

babesiosis, also spelled
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<b>Babesia</b> sp. in a thin blood

Babesia sp. in a thin blood
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Human <b>Babesiosis</b>

Human Babesiosis
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<b>Babesiosis</b> is caused by

Babesiosis is caused by
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Life cycle of <b>Babesia</b> microti

Life cycle of Babesia microti
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Introduction

Introduction
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