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First Report of Babesia microti-Caused Babesiosis in Spain

Author:
Arsuaga, Marta, Gonzalez, Luis M., Lobo, Cheryl A., de la Calle, Fernando, Bautista, Jose M., Azcárate, Isabel G., Puente, Sabino, Montero, Estrella
Source:
Vector borne and zoonotic diseases 2016 v.16 no.10 pp. 677-679
ISSN:
1557-7759
Subject:
Babesia microti, babesiosis, emerging diseases, fluorescent antibody technique, humans, patients, polymerase chain reaction, zoonoses, Spain
Abstract:
Babesiosis is an emerging zoonosis now found in several areas of the world. Using PCR and indirect immunofluorescence assay, we have diagnosed the first case of human babesiosis caused by Babesia microti in Spain. Diagnosis was delayed because of the nonspecific clinical symptoms that occurred in an immunocompetent patient.
Agid:
5489142