ba·​be·​si·​o·​sis | \ bə-ˌbē-zē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce babesiosis (audio) \

Definition of babesiosis

: an infection with or disease caused by babesias

Examples of babesiosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Wisconsin ticks can spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Borrelia miyamotoi, ehrlichiosis, Powassan virus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 May 2022 Ticks can also cause other diseases, including Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Maria Jimenez Moya, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2022 Gobena was worried that this wasn’t babesiosis at all. New York Times, 14 Oct. 2021 Not Lyme, but a different disease carried by the same type of tick: a disease called babesiosis. New York Times, 26 Aug. 2021 The center at The Miriam is a multidisciplinary center entirely dedicated to the treatment of acute Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, and other tick-borne diseases., 22 July 2021 Other tick-borne diseases include anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, spotted fever rickettsiosis and tularemia. Rachel Trent, CNN, 12 July 2021 Symptoms can vary, depending on the specific tick-borne disease, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, anaplasmosis, babesiosis and tularemia. Sarah Michels, The Enquirer, 13 June 2021 Ticks have the ability to spread dangerous diseases, including Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis, in as little as 36-48 hours after the initial bite, according to Mannes. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 2 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of babesiosis

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for babesiosis

New Latin

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ba·​be·​si·​o·​sis | \ bə-ˌbē-zē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce babesiosis (audio) \
plural babesioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce babesiosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of babesiosis

: infection with or disease caused by babesias

called also babesiasis

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