Babesia microti, human babesiosis, and Borrelia burgdorferi in Connecticut.

  title={Babesia microti, human babesiosis, and Borrelia burgdorferi in Connecticut.},
  author={John Flake Anderson and Eric Daniel Mintz and Joseph Gadbaw and Louis A. Magnarelli},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={29 12},
Babesia microti was isolated from a white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) that was captured in southeastern Connecticut in 1988, when the first human case of babesiosis acquired in Connecticut was recognized. To date, 13 cases of babesiosis have been reported in Connecticut, the largest number of human cases reported on the mainland United States. Two of nine patients quiried remembered a prior tick bite. Since Babesia parasites are known to be vectored only by ticks, we surmise that 12 of… CONTINUE READING


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