Babesiosis due to the canine Babesia microti-like small piroplasm in dogs - first report from Portugal and possible vertical transmission

@inproceedings{Simes2010BabesiosisDT,
  title={Babesiosis due to the canine Babesia microti-like small piroplasm in dogs - first report from Portugal and possible vertical transmission},
  author={Paula Brilhante Sim{\~o}es and Lu{\'i}s Cardoso and Manuela C. P. Ara{\'u}jo and Yael Yisaschar-Mekuzas and Gad Baneth},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2010}
}
Canine babesiosis (or piroplasmosis) is endemic in northern Portugal, but molecularly confirmed cases of infection with small piroplasms have not been reported in the country. Three German shepherd dogs - a bitch and its 2-month old pup and an unrelated male - clinically suspected of piroplasmosis were assessed for babesial infection. Parasitemia with small piroplasms was detected by microscopy in two dogs. All three dogs were positive by PCR and the Babesia microti-like small piroplasm (syn… CONTINUE READING

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