Guidelines for the Detection of Babesia and Theileria Parasites.

  title={Guidelines for the Detection of Babesia and Theileria Parasites.},
  author={Laetitia Lempereur and Relja Beck and Isabel Pereira da Fonseca and C{\'a}tia Marques and Ana Duarte and Marcos Ferreira Santos and Sara Z{\'u}quete and Jacinto Gomes and Gernot Walder and Ana Domingos and Sandra Antunes and Gad Baneth and Cornelia Hildegard Anita Silaghi and Patricia J. Holman and Annetta Zintl},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  volume={17 1},
The genera Babesia and Theileria (phylum Apicomplexa, order Piroplasmida) are mainly transmitted by Ixodid ticks in which the sexual part of their life cycle followed by sporogony takes place. They include protozoan parasites that infect erythrocytes of a variety of vertebrate hosts, including domestic and wild animals, with some Babesia spp. also infecting humans. Babesia sporozoites transmitted in the tick's saliva during the bloodmeal directly infect erythrocytes, where they asexually… 

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