(also babesiasis /ˌbabiˈzīəsis/ /-ˈsī-/)
A disease of cattle and other livestock, transmitted by the bite of ticks. It affects the red blood cells and causes the passing of red or blackish urine. Also called piroplasmosis.
- Southern cattle had acquired immunity to bovine babesiosis - the disease transmitted by these ticks.
- Tick-borne diseases in the United States include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, babesiosis, Colorado tick fever, and relapsing fever.
- For example, I. scapularis may transmit ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and babesiosis.
Early 20th century: from modern Latin Babesia, from the name Victor Babès (1854–1926), Romanian bacteriologist.
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