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Babesia microtiBorrelia burgdorferi Coinfection

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
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Pathogens 2019, 8(3), 117;
Received: 15 May 2019 / Revised: 25 July 2019 / Accepted: 26 July 2019 / Published: 31 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Persistence in Babesia)
The incidence and geographic distribution of human babesiosis is growing in the U.S. Its major causative agent is the protozoan parasite, Babesia microti. B. microti is transmitted to humans primarily through the bite of Ixodes scapularis ticks, which are vectors for a number of other pathogens. Other routes of B. microti transmission are blood transfusion and in rare cases of mother-to-foetus transmission, through the placenta. This review discusses the current literature on mammalian coinfection with B. microti and Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent Lyme disease. View Full-Text
Keywords: Babesia; Borrelia; Babesiosis; Lyme disease; coinfection; tick-borne pathogens Babesia; Borrelia; Babesiosis; Lyme disease; coinfection; tick-borne pathogens
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Parveen, N.; Bhanot, P. Babesia microtiBorrelia burgdorferi Coinfection. Pathogens 2019, 8, 117.

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