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Human babesiosis: an emerging tick-borne disease.
Human babesiosis is an important emerging tick-borne disease. Babesia divergens, a parasite of cattle, has been implicated as the most common agent of human babesiosis in Europe, causing severeExpand
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Toxoplasma gondii: epidemiology, feline clinical aspects, and prevention.
Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite of birds and mammals. Cats are the only definitive host and thus the only source of infective oocysts, but other mammals and birds can develop tissue cysts. AlthoughExpand
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Neosporosis in cattle.
During the past decade, Neospora caninum infection has emerged as an important reproductive disease in cattle throughout the world. Abortion, occurring during the middle of gestation, is the primaryExpand
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Transmission of Toxoplasma: clues from the study of sea otters as sentinels of Toxoplasma gondii flow into the marine environment.
Toxoplasma gondii affects a wide variety of hosts including threatened southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) which serve as sentinels for the detection of the parasite's transmission intoExpand
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Detailed postmortem examination of southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) found along the California (USA) coast has provided an exceptional opportunity to understand factors influencingExpand
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Coastal freshwater runoff is a risk factor for Toxoplasma gondii infection of southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis).
The association among anthropogenic environmental disturbance, pathogen pollution and the emergence of infectious diseases in wildlife has been postulated, but not always well supported byExpand
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Immune responses to Neospora caninum and prospects for vaccination.
Developing an effective vaccine against neosporosis presents several interesting challenges. The parasite is spread efficiently from mother to foetus over several generations, and naturally infectedExpand
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Babesiosis in Washington State: A New Species of Babesia?
Babesiosis is an intraerythrocytic protozoan infection, transmitted by ticks, and characterized by malaria-like symptoms and hemolytic anemia. The first reported zoonotic cases in Europe and theExpand
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Detection of Babesia microti by polymerase chain reaction.
Human babesiosis, which is caused by infection with the intraerythrocytic malarialike protozoan Babesia microti, has recently been diagnosed with increasing frequency in residents of New England.Expand
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Infection with a babesia-like organism in northern California.
BACKGROUND Human babesiosis is a tick-transmitted zoonosis associated with two protozoa of the family Piroplasmorida: Babesia microti (in the United States) and B. divergens (in Europe). Recently,Expand
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