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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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Novel foci of Dermacentor reticulatus ticks infected with Babesia canis and Babesia caballi in the Netherlands and in Belgium.
Es conocida como la garrapata marron del perro ya que es el mas comun ectoparasito de los caninos domesticos, ocasionalmente parasita otros huespedes, incluidos los humanos [8]; a cuyo entorno urbano esta bien adaptada [31], es vector de agentes patogenos, como Babesia canis, Ehrlichia canis, Rickettsia conorii [8]; Babesia vogeli, Hepatozoon canis y Rickettsia rickettsii, a traves de los cuales pueden causar enfermedades con manifestaciones clinicas, desde anemia, abscesos de piel [16].
News that dogs that have never travelled abroad have been found to be infected by Babesia canis is devastating.
Microscopical examination of Giemsa stained blood smear confirmed infection of Babesia canis (first day) and later Babesia gibsoni (5th day).
Babesia canis IgG IFA Kit, sufficient for 3000 determinations,
Pentamidine isethionate and Diminazene aceturate has also been used for the treatment of Babesia gibsoni and Babesia canis [28].
canis es comun encontrar coinfeccion con otros patogenos como Ehrrhlichia canis, Babesia canis, parvovirus, Toxoplasma gondii y Leishmania infantum.
Among the 40 blood samples (suspicion of piroplasmosis), we confirmed the presence of Babesia canis in 12 samples by microscopic examination of blood smears (Giemsa staining), an overall prevalence of 30%.
Also, antigen tests aren't sensitive or specific enough to detect the infections, and tests don't even exist for many other bacteria, parasites, and organisms implicated in chronic Lyme disease, such as Borrelia bisetti, Babesia canis, and Babesia ovate.
The brown dog tick is known to sometimes carry a parasite of the red blood cells called Babesia canis, and the American dog tick can carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia.