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babesiosis

 [bah-be″ze-o´sis]
a group of tickborne diseases due to infection with protozoa of the genus Babesia, usually seen in wild or domestic animals as a type of anemia; it may spread to humans as a zoonosis characterized by a malarialike fever with chills, sweats, myalgia, nausea and vomiting, hemolytic anemia, and splenomegaly.

Babesia

(bă-bē'zē-ă),
The economically most important genus of the protozoan family Babesiidae; characterized by multiplication in host red blood cells to form pairs and tetrads; it causes babesiosis (piroplasmosis) in most types of domestic animals, and two species cause disease in splenectomized or normal people; vectors are ixodid or argasid ticks.
[V. Babès]

Babesia

/Ba·be·sia/ (bah-be´ze-ah) a genus of protozoa found as parasites in red blood cells and transmitted by ticks; its numerous species include B. bige´mina, B. bo´vis, and B. ma´jor, and cause babesiosis in both wild and domestic animals and a malarialike illness in humans.

babesia

(bə-bē′zhə)
n.
A genus of parasitic sporozoans of the family Babesiidae that infect the red blood cells of humans and of animals such as dogs, cattle, and sheep.

Babesia

(1) Genus of parasites (in current use).
(2) An invalid bacterial genus name [Bergey’s]; not in current use.

Ba·be·si·a

(bă-bē'zē-ă)
The most important genus of the family Babesiidae; characterized by multiplication in host red blood cells to form pairs and tetrads. It causes babesiosis (piroplasmosis) in most types of domestic animals, and two species cause disease in splenectomized or normal people. Vectors are ixodid or argasid ticks.
[V. Babès]

Babès,

Victor, Romanian bacteriologist, 1854-1926.
Babès-Ernst bodies - intracellular granules present in many species of bacteria, which possess a strong affinity for nuclear stains. Synonym(s): Babès-Ernst granules; Ernst-Babès granules
Babès-Ernst granules - Synonym(s): Babès-Ernst bodies
Babesia - a protozoan parasite.
Babès nodes - collections of lymphocytes in the central nervous system found in rabies.
Babès nodules - Synonym(s): Babès tubercles
Babès tubercles - cellular aggregations found around medulla oblongata and spinal ganglia in the presence of rabies or encephalitis. Synonym(s): Babès nodules
Ernst-Babès granules - Synonym(s): Babès-Ernst bodies

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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Theileriosis Babesiosis and Neosporosis are the diseases caused by protozoan parasites belonging to the genera Theileria Babesia and Neospora.
The one of the most significant tick borne disease of horses is equine piroplasmosis, which is caused by Babesia caballi and Theileria equi as Theileria equi infections are more prevalent than Babesia caballi infection and dominant in areas and environments where horses exhibit ticks, particularly the genera Dermacentor, Hyalomma, Rhipicephalus (Sigg et al.