(noun) A tick-borne protozoaninfection of animals,suchasTexasfever of cattle, that is caused by species of Babesia.
(noun) A humanprotozoandisease of redbloodcells caused by Babesia species that istransmitted by the northerndeertick,characterized by fever,malaise, and hemolyticanemia, and prevalenton the coastalislands of the northeastUnitedStates.
(noun) a tick-borne disease of domesticated and wild mammals as well as humans, caused by a protozoan of the genera Babesia and characterized by fever, anaemia, jaundice, and in severe cases leading to death
Use "babesiosis" in a sentence
"Diseases that have previously been thought to have limited impact, such as babesiosis, must be watched closely in a changing climate to assess how environmental conditions may tip the scale and cause more significant impacts on ecosystems, animals, and people."
"Between 2001 and 2008, researchers noted a 20-fold increase in babesiosis in the Lower Hudson Valley in New York."
"Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 20, 314 cases of babesiosis from ticks were reported."