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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.
Tufts Lyme Disease Initiative receives $7M in grants to advance research to next level

Tufts Lyme Disease Initiative receives $7M in grants to advance research to next level

NIAID funds research to better understand Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome

NIAID funds research to better understand Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome

Most kids recover from Lyme disease within six months of completing antibiotic treatment

Most kids recover from Lyme disease within six months of completing antibiotic treatment

Genomic study reveals Babesia duncani's pathogenicity and virulence

Genomic study reveals Babesia duncani's pathogenicity and virulence

How do cattle impact human vector-borne disease risk?

How do cattle impact human vector-borne disease risk?

WVU biomedical engineer receives $1.2 million to improve early detection of tick-borne infections

WVU biomedical engineer receives $1.2 million to improve early detection of tick-borne infections

Nanotech imaging device shows potential to make disease diagnosis with smartphones

Nanotech imaging device shows potential to make disease diagnosis with smartphones

World Malaria Day 2022: How the knockdown of P. falciparum RAP01 and RAP21 proteins could lead to novel antimalarial therapeutics

World Malaria Day 2022: How the knockdown of P. falciparum RAP01 and RAP21 proteins could lead to novel antimalarial therapeutics

Texas A&M AgriLife scientists receive grant to fight pesticide-resistant cattle fever ticks

Texas A&M AgriLife scientists receive grant to fight pesticide-resistant cattle fever ticks

Study demonstrates the potency of herbal medicines against Bartonella henselae

Study demonstrates the potency of herbal medicines against Bartonella henselae

Five herbal medicines show potent activity against Babesia duncani in the lab

Five herbal medicines show potent activity against Babesia duncani in the lab

Three FDA-approved drugs can block the replication of COVID-19 virus

Three FDA-approved drugs can block the replication of COVID-19 virus

Combination therapy trial to understand the biology, spread, treatment of COVID-19

Combination therapy trial to understand the biology, spread, treatment of COVID-19

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