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Any of several tick-borne infections of domestic and wild animals that are caused by protozoans of the genus Babesia.
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. Also called In both senses also called piroplasmosis .
Co-infection with other infectious organisms spread by ticks in the same areas as Borrelia burgdorferi (babesiosis and ehrlichiosis, for instance) may be responsible for treatment failures or more severe symptoms.
Most fatalities reported with Lyme disease involved patients coinfected with babesiosis.