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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.

[New Latin Babesia, genus name, after Victor Babeş (1854-1926), Romanian bacteriologist.]


any of several species of parasite that affect humans and animals, esp Babesia bigemina, which causes fever in cattle


(bəˈbi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

n., pl. -sias.
any protozoan of the genus Babesia, certain species of which are parasitic and pathogenic for warm-blooded animals.
[< New Latin (1893), after Victor Babeş (1854–1926), Romanian bacteriologist; see -ia]
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The Lyme panel tests for four different genes of Borrelia burgdorferi and several common Lyme disease co-infections: Babesia microti, Babesia divergens, Babesia duncani, Bartonella bacilliformis, Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintanta, Borrelia miyamotoi, Borrelia recurrentis, Ehrlichia chaffensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum.
Babesia Divergens, a Bovine Blood Parasite of Veterinary and Zoonotic Importance.
Pathogen testing in patient with undifferentiated severe sepsis, Minnesota, USA, 2014 * Serum sample Pathogen tested Acute phase HIV-1/-2 Ag/Ab screen negative Leptospira IgM/IgG negative Cryptococcus Antigen screen negative Anaplasma phagocytophilum IgG <1:64, PCR negative Ehrlichia chaffeensis IgG <1:64, PCR negative Ehrlichia ewingii/canis PCR negative Ehrlichia muris-like PCR negative Borrelia burgdorferi Ab screen negative Babesia microti IgG <1:64, PCR negative Babesia duncani PCR negative Babesia divergens strain MO-1 PCR negative West Nile virus IgM/IgG and PCR negative Eastern equine encephalitis virus IgM/IgG <1:10 Western equine encephalitis virus IgM/IgG <1:10 St.
Laboratory supportive Demonstration of a Babesia microti indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) total immunoglobulin (Ig) or IgG antibody titer of [greater than or equal to] 1:256 (or [greater than or equal to] 1:64 in epidemiologically linked blood donors or recipients); or Demonstration of a Babesia microti immunoblot IgG positive result; or Demonstration of a Babesia divergens IFA total Ig or IgG antibody titer of [greater than or equal to] 1:256; or Demonstration of a Babesia duncani IFA total Ig or IgG antibody titer of [greater than or equal to] 1:512.
Babesiosis: Babesia microti Babesia divergens Babesia-like organisms (Pyroplasmas)
Our panel includes ten such organisms: Anaplasma phagocytohilium, Babesia divergens, Bartonella bacilliformis, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, Borrelia recurrentis, Borrelia miyamotoi, Babesia duncani, Bartonella henselae, Babesia microti, and Bartonella quintana.
To the Editor: Human babesiosis caused by Babesia divergens, a zoonotic pathogen of bovines in Europe, is an emerging tickborne disease (1).
La infeccion fue diagnosticada inicialmente como paludismo por Plasmodium falciparum, pero se descarto por razones epidemiologicas y parasitologicas, luego el protozoo encontrado fue identificado como Babesia divergens y el paciente fallecio [3], B.
Detection of Babesia divergens using molecular methods in anemic patients in Shandong Province, China.