BABESIOSIS

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Microbiology

Babesiosis is caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Babesia. B. microti, the cause of most cases, is the etiologic agent in the northeastern and upper midwestern United States, and B. duncani is responsible for disease on the West Coast. B. divergens causes disease in Europe. The deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) transmits B. microti.

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