In a new study, Scott et al. report the first detection of Babesia odocoilei in humans with Babesiois symptoms. This adds to the list of several Babesia species worldwide that are pathogenic to humans. In this study, it was also found that B. duncani cross-reacts with B. odocoilei, therefore patients in North America who test serologically positive for B. duncani, may actually be infected with B. odocoilei or another Babesia spp.
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Detection of Babesia odocoilei in Humans with Babesiosis Symptoms
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