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Ticks are vectors for a handful of dangerous, debilitating illnesses, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichea, babesiosis and tuleramia among them.
There, Little Buddy — who was now lethargic and suffering from a very high fever — was diagnosed with babesiosis, a deadly parasitic disease spread by ticks that was attacking Little Buddy’s red blood cells and making him severely anemic.
Most of us are familiar with Lyme disease, but ticks also transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and Cytauxzoon felis, which infects cats.
Michael Yoder died Aug. 8 of liver and kidney failure after contracting babesiosis from a tick bite, according to the state medical examiner.
A study of babesiosis in Wisconsin found a 26-fold increase in the number of cases between 2001 to 2003, and 2012 to 2015.
Ticks carry not only bacterial diseases such as Lyme, but also viral illnesses like Powassan and parasitic diseases like babesiosis.
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Origin and Etymology of babesiosis
First Known Use: 1907See Words from the same year
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