Accession Number : ADA547686


Title :   Babesiosis (Piroplasmosis)


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Imes, George D ; Neafie, Ronald C ; Chiricosta, Francis M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a547686.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : Babesia has been known by other genus names, including Piroplasma, Nuttallia, Microbabesia, Babesiella, and Gonderia. Babesiosis has been called tick fever, Texas tick fever, Texas cattle fever, red water, bloody murrain, splenic fever, and biliary fever. Because all Babesia species are piroplasms, a more inclusive term for human infections caused by these organisms would be piroplasmosis. Development and refinement of methods for identifying and classifying organisms has resulted in some Babesia and Babesia-like organisms being reclassified to other genera, such as Theileria.


Descriptors :   *BABESIA , *TICKBORNE DISEASES , *TICKS , BILE , FEVERS , HUMANS , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , SPLEEN


Subject Categories : Biology
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE