piroplasmosis


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ba·be·si·o·sis

(bă-bē'zē-ō'sis),
An infectious disease caused by a species of Babesia, transmitted by ticks. Animal hosts include cattle, sheep, deer, and dogs. Subclinical human infection may be common but symptomatic disease occurs only sporadically and in limited geographic distribution. Immunodeficient and asplenic people are at higher risk of infection. Clinical features of the disease include fever, chills, and hemolysis with hemoglobinuria and jaundice. Severe disease may be complicated by cardiac and renal failure, respiratory distress syndrome, and CNS involvement. As in animals, human morbidity and mortality increase with age.
Synonym(s): piroplasmosis

piroplasmosis

/pi·ro·plas·mo·sis/ (-plaz-mo´sis) babesiasis.

piroplasmosis

(pĭr′ə-plăz-mō′sĭs)

piroplasmosis

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International movement of asymptomatic carriers poses a risk for introduction of equine piroplasmosis into regions free of this disease, but endemic transmission occurs only in regions that have competent vectors.
Discovering that this tick species is present in the United States and is capable of spreading piroplasmosis is a crucial development in helping horse ranchers and traders in their quest to keep the United States free of this debilitating disease," says Knowles.
A tick-borne disease that can cause sudden death, piroplasmosis affects horses, mules, donkeys and zebras and can lead to anaemia and jaundice in affected animals.
Agriculture officials said that horses infected with piroplasmosis will definitely be barred from the three-day event at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Almost two-thirds of the donkeys and horses tested were found to have equine babesiosis, also called piroplasmosis.
Horses and owners should benefit from two new ARS tests for the disease piroplasmosis.