Babesia microti. Marcus Williamson Katie Hofkes Kayla Jenness. General Information. Hemoprotozoan infection of the red blood cells Babesiids are pyriform, round, or oval parasites Spread to humans by a tick bite, Ixodes scapularis . General Information.
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Giemsa-stained thin smear
Note: the absence of pigment, variation in the rings, and the tetrad on the left, which is helpful for diagnosis of B. microti