Haematologic complications from human babesiosis
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It has been found that in North America, the ixodid tick Ixodes scapularis is the primary vector of the agents of the Lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, human babesiosis
, relapsing fever and Powassan virus.
Although it is famous for animal disease but human babesiosis
is appealing increased attention as evolving global Zoonosis.
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BOSTON -- The spirochete that causes Lyme disease in humans may be lending a helping hand to the weaker protozoan that causes babesiosis, escalating the rate of human babesiosis
cases in regions where both are endemic.
"The spiral-shaped bacterium that causes Lyme disease is perhaps the best known microbe transmitted by ticks; however, ticks also transmit infectious agents that cause human babesiosis
, anaplasmosis, encephalitis, and other diseases.
The Health Care Professional's Guide to the Treatment and Diagnosis of Human Babesiosis
. Tampa, FL: Hope Academic Press; 2006.
mostly occurs in USA, but cases have also been reported in several European countries.
The blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis), vector for Lyme disease, human anaplasmosis, and human babesiosis
, was found in almost every collecting locality in Harpers Ferry within Jefferson county.
Krause and Edouard Vannier, a colleague at Tufts University School of Medicine, published a comprehensive review of human babesiosis
in this week's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.