Babesiosis



any of several tick-borne diseases of cattle, dogs, horses, sheep, and swine, caused by a babesia protozoan and characterized by fever and languor.
noun
(vet science) a tick-borne disease of domesticated and wild mammals as well as humans, caused by a protozoan of the genera Babesia and characterized by fever, anaemia, jaundice, and in severe cases leading to death

babesiosis ba·be·si·o·sis (bə-bē’zē-ō’sĭs) or bab·e·si·a·sis (bāb’ĭ-zī’ə-sĭs)
n.
A human protozoan disease of the red blood cells caused by infection with a species of Babesia that is transmitted by ticks and characterized by fever, malaise, and hemolytic anemia. Also called piroplasmosis.

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