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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

(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
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Dumanli (2007).Molecular identification, genetic diversity and distribution of Theileria and Babesia species infecting small ruminants.
Laboratory testing included examination of a peripheral blood smear, which revealed intraerythrocytic ring forms, consistent with Babesia species, in 2.7% of the cells.
Babesia caballi was molecularly detected from Sudanese camel [8] using Reverse Line Block (RLB).
The phylum Apicomplexa contains primarily obligate intracellular parasites, most notably species including Plasmodium, Babesia, Theileria, Toxoplasma, Eimeria, and Cryptosporidium.
Furthermore, amongst the blood protozoan, Anaplasma, Babesia, Thelleria and Trypanosma were found prevalent.