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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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These ticks are capable of carrying the protozoa, or microscopic parasits, Babesia bovis or B.
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].
En Brasil, los principales agentes etiologicos de la fiebre por garrapatas son Anaplasma marginale, Babesia bovis y B.
Development of a multiplex PCR assay for simultaneous detection of Theileria annulata Babesia bovis and Anaplasma marginale in cattle.
Avaliacao clinico-parasitologica de Meriones unguilatus frente a infeccao experimental com amostras modificadas de Babesia bovis e B.
2000), and Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina in Boophylus microplus (Oliveira-Sequeira et al.
2002), e causada pelos protozoarios Babesia bovis e Babesia bigemina inoculados pelo carrapato Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (SOARES et al.
En Mexico, la babesiosis bovina ocasionada por Babesia bovis y Babesia bigemina produce perdidas economicas a la ganaderia nacional (Rodriguez et al.
annulatus, transmit the two species of blood parasites, Babesia bovis and B.
annulatus, transmit the two species of blood parasites, Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina, which cause the cattle diseases collectively known as "Texas fever," "cattle fever," or "bovine babesiosis.
Seroprevalencia de Babesia bovis en bovinos del distrito de Oxapampa.