Babesia divergens

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Ba·be·si·a di·ver·'gens

the cause of bovine babesiosis in western and central Europe; vector tick is Ixodes ricinus; it has caused human babesiosis in splenectomized patients in Europe; also found in reindeer.

Babesia divergens

A species that is the primary cause of babesiosis in Europe. Like other forms of babesiosis, it is transmitted to humans by tick bite. Although it primarily infects immunocompromised humans, it can also cause red-water fever in cattle resulting in significant losses of livestock.
See also: Babesia


a genus of large, round to pyriform protozoa, of the family Babesiidae. Includes piroplasms. These protozoa pass part of their life cycle in erythrocytes. Transmission between animals is by ticks.

Babesia bigemina
causes babesiosis of cattle and some wild ruminants.
Babesia bovis
causes babesiosis of cattle and some wild ruminants. Includes B. argentina, B. berberi, B. colchica.
Babesia caballi
causes a mild form of babesiosis in horses.
Babesia canis
causes babesiosis in dogs.
Babesia cati
found in cats.
Babesia colchica
see B. bovis (above).
Babesia divergens
causes a mild form of babesiosis of cattle and some wild ruminants.
Babesia equi
causes babesiosis in horses.
Babesia felis
causes babesiosis of cats.
Babesia gibsoni
causes babesiosis in dogs.
Babesia herpaiuri
found in cats.
Babesia hylomysci
found in red deer.
Babesia major
causes a mild form of babesiosis of cattle.
Babesia motasi
causes acute babesiosis in sheep and goats.
Babesia ovis
causes a mild form of babesiosis in sheep and goats.
Babesia pantherae
found in cats, leopard.
Babesia rodhaini
found in mice.
Babesia vogeli
found in dogs.
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Epidemiological survey of Babesia species in Japan performed with specimens from ticks collected from dogs and detection of new Babesia DNA closely related to Babesia odocoilei and Babesia divergens DNA.
Infection of the Mongolian gerbil with the cattle piroplasm Babesia divergens.
Reflections on the epizootiology of bovine babesiasis in Europe due to Babesia divergens.
Therapeutic efficacy of atovaquone against the bovine intraerythrocitic parasite, Babesia divergens.
Role of quinine in life-threatening Babesia divergens infection successfully treated with clindamycin.
The experimental transmission of Babesia divergens by Ixodes ricinus.
Isolation of Babesia divergens from carrier cattle blood using in vitro culture.
Experiments on the transmission of Babesia divergens to cattle by the tick Ixodes ricinus.
Management of Babesia divergens babesiosis without a complete course of quinine treatment.
Phylogenetic relationships of Babesia divergens as determined from comparison of small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequences.
Quinine in the treatment of Babesia divergens infections in humans.