Human babesiosis.

  title={Human babesiosis.},
  author={Edouard Vannier and Peter J. Krause},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={366 25},
The first reference to babesiosis is probably in Exodus 9:3, which describes the plague visited upon the cattle of Pharaoh Rameses II. Viktor Babes, a Hungarian pathologist who investigated the cause of febrile hemoglobinuria in cattle grazing in the Danube region of Romania, was the first to document a microorganism residing in red blood cells.[1] Shortly thereafter, Smith and Kilborne identified a similar organism in Texas cattle.[2] Named Pyrosoma bigeminum after its pear shape, the… 

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