Epizootiologic survey for Babesia microti among small wild mammals in northeastern Eurasia and a geographic diversity in the beta-tubulin gene sequences.

@article{Zamoto2004EpizootiologicSF,
  title={Epizootiologic survey for Babesia microti among small wild mammals in northeastern Eurasia and a geographic diversity in the beta-tubulin gene sequences.},
  author={Aya Zamoto and Masayoshi Tsuji and Qiang Wei and Shin-Hyeong Cho and E. Hyun Shin and Tong-Soo Kim and G N Leonova and Katsuro Hagiwara and Mitsuhiko Asakawa and Hiroaki Kariwa and Ikuo Takashima and Chiaki Ishihara},
  journal={The Journal of veterinary medical science},
  year={2004},
  volume={66 7},
  pages={
          785-92
        }
}
We previously reported that small wild rodents in Japan harbor two types of novel Babesia microti-like parasites (designated as Hobetsu and Kobe types), but not the type commonly found in the northeastern United States (U.S. type) where human babesiosis is endemic. To determine whether these new types of parasites are distributed in places surrounding Japan, an epizootiologic survey was undertaken in three geographically distant areas in northeastern Eurasia; South Korea, Vladivostok in Russia… Expand
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