Human babesiosis in Japan: epizootiologic survey of rodent reservoir and isolation of new type of Babesia microti-like parasite.

@article{Tsuji2001HumanBI,
  title={Human babesiosis in Japan: epizootiologic survey of rodent reservoir and isolation of new type of Babesia microti-like parasite.},
  author={Masayoshi Tsuji and Qiwei Wei and Aya Zamoto and Chiharu Morita and Satoru Arai and T Shiota and Michiyo Fujimagari and Asao Itagaki and Hiromi Fujita and Chiaki Ishihara},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 12},
  pages={4316-22}
}
We have carried out epizootiologic surveys at various sites in Japan to investigate wild animals that serve as reservoirs for the agents of human babesiosis in the country. Small mammals comprising six species, Apodemus speciosus, Apodemus argenteus, Clethrionomys rufocanus, Eothenomys smithii, Crocidura dsinezumi, and Sorex unguiculatus, were trapped at various places, including Hokkaido, Chiba, Shiga, Hyogo, Shimane, and Tokushima Prefectures. Animals harboring Babesia microti-like parasites… CONTINUE READING