Babesiosis Surveillance — United States, 2011–2015
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Babesiosis is caused by parasites of the genus Babesia, which are transmitted in nature by the bite of an infected tick.
Dr. Joel Katz, M.D.
Took housestaff to heme lab to look for babesia (rising N.E. incidence link:
) e.g., pathognomonic merozoite tetrad “Maltese cross”, which reminded me of …