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What is Babesiosis?

What is Babesiosis?

  • Babesiosis: A parastic infection by a particular protozoa (Babesia) which is transmitted through tick bites. The disease produces symptoms similar to malaria.
  • Babesiosis: tickborne disease caused by infection with protozoa; occurs in wild and domestic animals; in humans causes malaria-like symptoms, myalgia, nausea and splenomegaly; classic zoonotic disease.
    Source - Diseases Database

Babesiosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Babesiosis, or a subtype of Babesiosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Babesiosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Babesiosis: Introduction

Types of Babesiosis:

Broader types of Babesiosis:

How many people get Babesiosis?

Incidence (annual) of Babesiosis: 7 cases in NJ 1998 (NJ DHSS)
Incidence Rate of Babesiosis: approx 1 in 1,163,314 or 0.00% or 233 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Babesiosis?

Complications of Babesiosis: see complications of Babesiosis

What causes Babesiosis?

Causes of Babesiosis: see causes of Babesiosis

What are the symptoms of Babesiosis?

Symptoms of Babesiosis: see symptoms of Babesiosis

Complications of Babesiosis: see complications of Babesiosis

Can anyone else get Babesiosis?

More information: see contagiousness of Babesiosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Babesiosis

Babesiosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Babesiosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Babesiosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Babesiosis: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Babesiosis.
Treatments for Babesiosis: see treatments for Babesiosis

Name and Aliases of Babesiosis

Main name of condition: Babesiosis

Other names or spellings for Babesiosis:

Babesia parasite infection, Human babesiosis

Babesia microti Source - Diseases Database

Babesia parasite infection, Human babesiosis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Babesiosis: Related Conditions

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