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Babesiosis: Introduction

Babesiosis: A parastic infection by a particular protozoa (Babesia) which is transmitted through tick bites. The disease produces symptoms similar to malaria. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Babesiosis is available below.

Symptoms of Babesiosis

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Babesiosis: Complications

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Causes of Babesiosis

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Definitions of 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


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