Translator Disclaimer
1 July 1997 Human babesiosis in the United States: a review with emphasis on its tick vector
Renjie Hu, Kerwin E. Hyland
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Human babesiosis is a malaria-like illness caused by protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Babesia. In the United States, the most commonly identified pathogen for human infections is Babesia microti which is transmitted principally by the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis. This article reviews epidemiological aspects of the disease with focus on its tick vector and transmission risk. Clinical presentations, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease are also briefly discussed.

Renjie Hu and Kerwin E. Hyland "Human babesiosis in the United States: a review with emphasis on its tick vector," Systematic and Applied Acarology 2(1), 3-16, (1 July 1997). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.2.1.1
Accepted: 1 December 1996; Published: 1 July 1997
JOURNAL ARTICLE
14 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top