Babesia microti


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Ba·be·si·a mi·cro·'ti

a malarialike protozoan naturally parasitizing certain rodents (Peromyscus and Microtus spp.) in North America; human cases have been reported in the U.S. The local tick vector is Ixodes scapularis, the numbers and infection levels of which have greatly increased in recent years with the increase in the deer population, which serves as an abundant blood source for I. scapularis.
See also: Borrelia burgdorferi.

Babesia microti

The babesiosis agent, an intraerythrocytic protozoan parasite endemic in rodents, Peromyscus spp and Microtus spp, and which is transmitted to humans via a tick, Ixodes dammini.
 
Diagnosis
Light microscopy of thick smears of peripheral blood.

Babesia microti

The babesiosis agent, an intraerythrocytic protozoan parasite endemic in rodents, Peromyscus spp and Microtus spp, transmitted to humans via a tick, Ixodes dammini Diagnosis LM of thick smears of peripheral blood

Ba·be·si·a mi·cro·ti

(bă-bē'zē-ă mi-krō'tī)
A malarialike protozoan naturally parasitizing certain rodents; several human cases have been reported from the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard and nearby coastal New England. The local tick vector is Ixodes scapularis, the numbers and infection levels of which have greatly increased in parallel with the increase in the deer population, which serves as an abundant blood source for I. scapularis.
See also: Borrelia burgdorferi

Ba·be·si·a mi·cro·ti

(bă-bē'zē-ă mī'krō-tī)
A malarialike protozoan naturally parasitizing certain rodents; several human cases have been reported from the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard and nearby coastal New England.
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The Lyme panel tests for four different genes of Borrelia burgdorferi and several common Lyme disease co-infections: Babesia microti, Babesia divergens, Babesia duncani, Bartonella bacilliformis, Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintanta, Borrelia miyamotoi, Borrelia recurrentis, Ehrlichia chaffensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum.
Babesia microti, the parasite, is transmitted by the bite of infected Ixodes scapularis ticks-typically, by the nymph stage of the tick, which is about the size of a poppy seed," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Babesiosis is an emerging zoonotic disease caused primarily by Babesia microti, an intraerythocytic protozoan.
Diagnosis of babesiosis: Evaluation of a serologic test for the detection of Babesia microti antibody.
One arm of their research has taken them to the lab, where they have modeled coinfection and transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi and Babesia microti from their reservoir host, the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus), to the vector, the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis), which can transmit both diseases to humans.
Prevalence studies on large numbers of regionally collected ticks using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) molecular techniques to identify species-specific DNA have confirmed coinfections of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, the causative agent of anaplasmosis, and Babesia microti, the causative agent of babesiosis.
Of particular concern is the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis), which is host to at least five potentially dangerous pathogens including Borrelia burgdorferi, Babesia microti, Anaplasma phagocytophilium, Borrelia miyamotoi, and Deer Tick Virus.
Disease ecologist Maria Wasser of Columbia University, New York, is tracking the spread and emergence of tick-borne pathogens, including a malaria-like parasite called Babesia microti, which causes babesiosis--a malaria-like malady-when transmitted to humans.
Immunoserologic evidence of coinfection with Borrelia burgdorferi, Babesia microti, and human granulocytic Ehrlichia species in residents of Wisconsin and Minnesota.
It also is the vector of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Babesia microti, causative agents of human anaplasmosis and babesiosis, respectively (Estrada-Pefia and Jongejan, 1999).