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

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Because Babesia parasites infect red blood cells, babesiosis can cause hemolytic anemia (from the destruction of red blood cells). Gregory B. Hladky,, "Tick-borne Diseases In Connecticut," 6 May 2018 Ticks that transmit Lyme disease can also transmit other pathogens causing less-common diseases such as anaplasmosis and babesiosis. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "New Effort for Lyme Disease Vaccine Draws Early Fire," 9 July 2018 Other life-threatening infections like anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are increasing in incidence even more quickly than Lyme. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "We Have No Idea How Bad the US Tick Problem Is," 4 July 2018 Cases of Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis have increased several times over. Joyce Sakamoto, Washington Post, "Ticks and mosquitoes are ready to deliver disease in a bite, but you can stop them," 18 June 2018 The same creature can also transmit other less common diseases, including babesiosis, granulocytic anaplasmosis and Powassan encephalitis. Gregory B. Hladky,, "Tick Season Is Here, But Precautions Can Cut Disease Risks," 4 May 2018 There’s also the relatively new babesiosis, and the rare tularemia and Powassan virus. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Why you shouldn’t freak out about tick and mosquito infections tripling," 2 May 2018 Ticks spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, rabbit fever, Powassan virus and other ills, some of them only recently discovered. Donald G. Mcneil Jr., New York Times, "Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds," 1 May 2018 For instance, the report noted that babesiosis data were only available starting in 2011 from some states. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Tick- and mosquito-borne diseases more than triple, since 2004, in the US," 1 May 2018

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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 babesioses (audio) \

Medical Definition of babesiosis

: infection with or disease caused by babesias

called also babesiasis

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