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Human Babesiosis Caused by Babesia duncani Has Widespread Distribution across Canada

Published May 17, 2018 Abstract: Human babesiosis caused by Babesia duncani is an emerging infectious disease in Canada. This malaria-like illness is brought about by a protozoan parasite infecting red blood cells. Currently, controversy surrounds which tick species are vectors of B. duncani. Since the availability of a serological or molecular test in Canada for B. duncanihas been limited, we conducted a seven-year surveillance study (2011–2017) to ascertain the Continues →

First record of locally acquired human babesiosis in Canada caused by Babesia duncani: a case report

First Published August 29, 2017 John D Scott Abstract Objectives: The aim of this clinical assessment was to ascertain whether a 70-year-old Canadian patient, who had no history of out-of-country travel, had contracted a Babesia infection. Methods: The adult human male developed constitutional symptoms, which included sweats, chills, and immobilizing fatigue, and was screened for human babesiosis. Subsequent testing included a complete Babesia Continues →