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Babesia microti. Presented By: Hannah Wilder & Nicole Johnson. *Background*. Babesia microti is a parasite of rodents (especially the white-footed mouse). Different species of Babesia cause babesiosis in humans, including Babesia microti & Babesia divergens, primarily .

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babesia microti

Babesia microti

Presented By:

Hannah Wilder & Nicole Johnson

background
*Background*
  • Babesia microti is a parasite of rodents (especially the white-footed mouse). Different species of Babesia cause babesiosis in humans, including Babesia microti & Babesia divergens, primarily.
  • Babesia microti lives and reproduces within RBCs.
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Parasite inside of Erythrocytes.

Trophozoite looks like a diamond ring (top)

geographic range
*Geographic Range*
  • Worldwide, Especially in:
    • Europe (although, mostly Babesia divergens)
    • Asia
    • United States
      • Particularly in the Northeast: Especially New England, New York & other coastal regions
      • Has been spotted in other parts of the U.S., such as the mid-west
definitive host
*Definitive Host*
  • A tick is the definitive host.
  • Transmission occurs from an animal to a human, normally using the northern deer tick or black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) as the vector.
    • Also may be spread through blood transfusions
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Female Ixodes

Scapularis tick

life cycle
*Life Cycle*
  • Involves two hosts, a human and a rodent
prevention
*Prevention*
  • Skin checks for ticks after being in wooded areas
  • Check animals for ticks
  • Wear long clothing
  • Find a good tick repellant
pathogenesis clinical symptoms
Chills

Headache

Fatigue

High Fever

Loss of Appetite

Muscle Aches

Nausea

Renal Failure

*Worse in immuno-compromised individuals

Similar to Malaria!

*Pathogenesis/Clinical Symptoms*
diagnosis treatment
*Diagnosis/Treatment*
  • Blood smear and viewing Babesia microti in the RBCs
  • Combination of Quinine and Clindamycin
  • Blood transfusions to reduce the number of infected RBCs
  • Patients who are healthy normally make a full recovery