babesiosis

noun

ba·​be·​si·​o·​sis bə-ˌbē-zē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce babesiosis (audio)
: an infection with or disease caused by babesias

Examples of babesiosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ticks, for instance, can transmit infections that cause Lyme disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis and tularemia. Katia Hetter, CNN, 29 Feb. 2024 Given the circumstances, doctors admitted him to a hospital and began treatment for babesiosis. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 13 Oct. 2023 This is far from the first time clinicians have mixed up malaria and babesiosis. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 13 Oct. 2023 The woman traveled to Spain a week later, where clinicians confirmed the finding of babesiosis. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 13 Oct. 2023 Ticks in the poppy-seed-sized nymph stage are responsible for transmitting Lyme disease, as well as babesiosis and anaplasmosis. Kayla Hui, Mph, Verywell Health, 28 Dec. 2023 Other tick-bourne illnesses, like babesiosis, have seen an increase in cases due to climate change, creating warmer winters and longer summers. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 8 Aug. 2023 In addition to Lyme disease, cases of anaplasmosis (another serious bacterial disease) and babesiosis (a malaria-like illness) are growing explosively in the northeastern United States and elsewhere. Richard S. Ostfeld, STAT, 31 July 2023 Because babesiosis and Lyme disease are carried by the same ticks, researchers predicted babesiosis would take root in places where Lyme disease is prevalent, said Edouard Vannier, an infectious disease researcher and babesiosis expert at Tufts Medical Center. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Mar. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of babesiosis was in 1907

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“Babesiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/babesiosis. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

babesiosis

noun
ba·​be·​si·​o·​sis bə-ˌbē-zē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce babesiosis (audio)
plural babesioses -ˌsēz How to pronounce babesiosis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by babesias

called also babesiasis

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