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> MO-1 in a thin blood

Babesia MO-1 in a thin blood
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The <b>Babesia</b> microti life cycle

The Babesia microti life cycle
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<b>babesiosis</b> [Credit: Dr.

babesiosis [Credit: Dr.
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of Giemsa-stained <b>Babesia</b>

of Giemsa-stained Babesia
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including <b>babesiosis</b>.

including babesiosis.
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<b>Babesia</b> divergens

Babesia divergens
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<b>Babesia</b>

Babesia
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