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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 female ticks were noted to be abundant transmitted Babesia bigemina to cattle of this region.
La babesiosis bovina es una enfermedad hemoparasitaria causada por Babesia bovis o Babesia bigemina, las cuales son parasitos del Filo Apicomplexa; Clase Aconoidasida; Orden Piroplasmida; Familia Babesiidae; Genero Babesia [26].
Detection of Babesia bigemina --infected carriers by polymerase chain reaction amplification.
The parasitological examination confirmed Babesia bigemina infection.
Immunologic and molecular identification of Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina in free-ranging white-tailed deer in northern Mexico.
Pentamidine has also been used for the chemoimmunisation of Babesia bigemina infection in cattle and observed that a single dose of Pentamindine led to clinical recovery of splenectomised calves infected with Babesia bigemina [29].
Prevalence of theileria annulata and babesia bigemina in cattle in the vicinity of Sanliurfa, journal of animal and veterinary advances, 9(2): 292-296.
Ticks were first identified as potential vectors of Babesia bigemina, the agent of Texas cattle fever, in 1893 (4).
Comparacion de la raza criolla con otros biotipos bovinos respecto al parasitismo por Boophilus microplus e infecciones naturales de Babesia bovis, Babesia bigemina y Anaplasma marginale pp 1-6.
Avaliacao clinica e hematologica em bezerros Nelore infectados experimentalmente com isolados de Babesia bigemina das regioes Sudeste, Nordeste e Norte do Brasil.
Host animals: Three cross-bred male calves of 4-5 months of age and free from Babesia bigemina infection were kept in the tick proof animals shed of the Division of Parasitology.