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Babesiosis is an emerging, zoonotic, tick-borne disease caused by intraerythrocytic protozoan parasites of the genus Babesia, which are transmitted by hard-bodied (Ixodes) ticks. Several different species are known to cause disease in humans, most notably Babesia microti, Babesia divergens and Babesia duncani.
2019 ASTMH Annual Meeting to focus on Ebola, monkey malaria, and other infectious diseases

2019 ASTMH Annual Meeting to focus on Ebola, monkey malaria, and other infectious diseases

Ticks now carrying multiple diseases, says new study

Ticks now carrying multiple diseases, says new study

Quidel receives CE mark to use Sofia 2 Lyme+ Fluorescent Immunoassay with Sofia 2 analyzer

Quidel receives CE mark to use Sofia 2 Lyme+ Fluorescent Immunoassay with Sofia 2 analyzer

New study finds ticks that can carry Lyme and other tick-borne diseases

New study finds ticks that can carry Lyme and other tick-borne diseases

Forest ecosystem influences tick-borne disease risk in the eastern US

Forest ecosystem influences tick-borne disease risk in the eastern US

Ticks and mosquitoes a “growing health problem” says CDC

Ticks and mosquitoes a “growing health problem” says CDC

FDA approves new tests to detect tickborne parasite in human plasma and whole blood samples

FDA approves new tests to detect tickborne parasite in human plasma and whole blood samples

New blood test shows promise to revolutionize diagnosis of tick-borne diseases

New blood test shows promise to revolutionize diagnosis of tick-borne diseases

Study of ticks and tick-borne diseases receive global boost

Study of ticks and tick-borne diseases receive global boost

New test identifies increased prevalence of tick-borne pathogen in Suffolk County

New test identifies increased prevalence of tick-borne pathogen in Suffolk County

Researchers decode how ingenious tick immune system fights myriad of microbes

Researchers decode how ingenious tick immune system fights myriad of microbes

Cary Institute gets $5 million grant to support study on Lyme disease reduction

Cary Institute gets $5 million grant to support study on Lyme disease reduction

Tick genome study sheds light on occurrences of Lyme disease

Tick genome study sheds light on occurrences of Lyme disease

Researchers sequence genetic blueprint of Lyme-disease-spreading tick

Researchers sequence genetic blueprint of Lyme-disease-spreading tick

Mice, shrews are most effective at transferring Lyme disease and anaplasmosis

Mice, shrews are most effective at transferring Lyme disease and anaplasmosis

Research findings underscore importance of mice as reservoirs for tick-borne pathogens

Research findings underscore importance of mice as reservoirs for tick-borne pathogens

Immunetics receives FDA clearance for BacTx rapid test for bacteria in apheresis platelets

Immunetics receives FDA clearance for BacTx rapid test for bacteria in apheresis platelets

NIH awards Immunetics $3.7M SBIR contract for Babesia infection blood screening test

NIH awards Immunetics $3.7M SBIR contract for Babesia infection blood screening test

FDA clears Immunetics’ BacTx rapid test for bacterial contamination in platelet units

FDA clears Immunetics’ BacTx rapid test for bacterial contamination in platelet units

Tips to prevent tick-borne diseases

Tips to prevent tick-borne diseases