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Babesiosis is a parasitic disease similar to malaria, caused by babesia, which is a genus of Apicomplexa. The disease is spread to humans by ticks, when bitten by nymph or adult ticks. Human Babesiosis is uncommon and occurs in only in limited geographic regions. Common symptoms are: • Muscle pain • Headache • Nausea • Vomiting • Anorexia • Sore throat • Pink eye • Depression • Jaundice • Enlarged Liver • Enlarged spleen
HOW IS BABESIOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Babesiosis usually is diagnosed by examining blood specimens and finding Babesia parasites inside red blood cells. Peripheral blood smear or immunologic testing is necessary. Examination of complete blood count (CBC) count is done to determine the severity of infection.
HOW IS BABESIOSIS TREATED?
The most severe cases are usually administered exchange transfusion to replace the red blood cells that are removed and replaced with cells that are uninfected. Also, Imizol is a medication that can be used to treat this condition.
DID YOU KNOW?
In South Africa, Folk medicine is used to treat Babesiosis. The herbs are very effective