Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to babesiosis: ehrlichiosis, leishmaniasis, Q fever


 (bə-bē′zē-ō′sĭs) also bab·e·si·a·sis (băb′ĭ-zī′ə-sĭs)
1. Any of several tick-borne infections of domestic and wild animals that are caused by protozoans of the genus Babesia.
2. A human disease caused by infection of red blood cells by protozoans of the genus Babesia that are transmitted by deer ticks, characterized by fever, malaise, and hemolytic anemia. In the United States, it occurs chiefly in the Northeast and Midwest. In both senses also called piroplasmosis.


(bəˌbiːzɪˈəʊsɪs) or


(Veterinary Science) vet science a tick-borne disease of domesticated and wild mammals as well as humans, caused by a protozoan of the genera Babesia and characterized by fever, anaemia, jaundice, and in severe cases leading to death


(bəˌbi ziˈoʊ sɪs)

any of several tick-borne diseases of cattle, dogs, horses, sheep, and swine, caused by babesias and characterized by fever and languor.


n babesiosis f
References in periodicals archive ?
In the United States, for example, tickborne transmission of babesiosis and foodborne outbreaks of cyclosporiasis and anisakiasis are just some of the parasitic infections of public health concern.
BABESIOSIS is caused by microscopic parasites that infect red blood cells.
James Schaller, MD, who has written numerous books on Lyme disease and coinfections, tackles babesiosis, which he defines as "one of the most deadly tick infections.
Black-legged ticks are growing in number rapidly, expanding geographically, and carrying pathogens that can lead to ailments like Lyme disease and babesiosis into places where they were relatively unknown.
Tick-borne diseases are the most commonly seen Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, having shown up just a few years ago and causing 12 deaths per year in 18 states, and a new potentially deadly illness that has shown up in Connecticut called the Powassan Virus.
Disease Agent Vector Anaplasmosis Anaplasma Ixodes phagocytophilum scapularis, I pacificus Babesiosis Babesia microti, Ixodes spp B.
In India, cattle and buffaloes are frequently heavily infested with multi-species of ticks, which apart from transmitting diseases such as theileriosis, babesiosis and anaplasmosis, also cause extensive damage to the livestock health and production.
He added: "They pass on many diseases, such as babesiosis in dogs and Lyme disease in humans.
We've known about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever for years, but there are new ones such as Babesiosis, which is not only hard to diagnose, but it will make you very ill.
The diseases they transmit include Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and others including some that have not been discovered or identified yet.
La diminacina es una droga con actividad in vitro inhibitoria del crecimiento de Leishmania donovani; tambien ha sido utilizada para el tratamiento contra tripanosomosis y babesiosis.
It also is the vector of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Babesia microti, causative agents of human anaplasmosis and babesiosis, respectively (Estrada-Pefia and Jongejan, 1999).