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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The <b>Babesia</b> microti life cycle

The Babesia microti life cycle
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<b>Babesia</b> lifecycle

Babesia lifecycle
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<b>Babesiosis</b>

Babesiosis
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Introduction

Introduction
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<b>babesiosis</b>, also spelled

babesiosis, also spelled
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<b>Babesiosis</b> — NEJM

Babesiosis — NEJM
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<b>Babesiosis</b> is caused by

Babesiosis is caused by
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<b>Babesia</b> sp. in a thin blood

Babesia sp. in a thin blood
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