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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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Among specific topics are alternatives to drug development, polyamines in apicomplexan parasites, drugs and drug targets in Neospora caninum and related apicomplexans, and drug discovery against Babesia and Toxoplasma.
M AIL T ODAY has learnt from highly- placed sources that Lt Col Rajesh Pattu's horse ( Gabar) tested positive for babesia ( tick fever) and Sunil Kumar's horse tested positive for dope ( diclofenac).
For the study, pregnant female mice were housed next to males infected with Babesia microti, which is a mild blood parasite causing few symptoms, but some anaemia.
Their material on viruses range from the herpes virus to retroviruses, and data on bacteria covers bacterial meningitis, focal bacterial infections and parameningeal infections, the Shigella series and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, rickettsia and spirochetes including the Ehrickia and Anaplasma species, fungi including Candida and phaeohyphomycoses, protozoa including the Babesia species, helminth infections, primary immunodeficiencies, and basic principles of selective neurological treatments.
Objetivo Establecer la seroprevalencia contra Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintana y Babesia microti, en poblaciones expuestas y no expuestas a animales domesticos del sector agropecuario en el departamento de Cordoba-Colombia.
Juridical Foundation The Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Research Institute (Kumamoto-shi, Japan) has patented a gene encoding a protein from merozoite of Babesia caballi, a recombinant protein of Babesia caballi, and an antibody capable specifically binding to a 48 kDa protein of rhoptry of Babesia caballi merozoite.
human case was reported from Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1969, Babesia organisms were known as pathogens for some time.
PHILADELPHIA -- A single split unit of infected blood was the source of Babesia microti infections in four very-low-birthweight babies in Rhode Island, Dr.
La babesiosis bovina ocasionada por Babesia bigemina produce grandes perdidas a la economia pecuaria Mexicana.
La babiesiosis es una enfermedad poco comun transmitida por garrapatas infectadas con el parasito Babesia .
Babesia microti are endemic in coastal southern New England, New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Minnesota; other pathogenic Babesia species are found in California, Washington, and Missouri.