Blood Supply Threatened By Tickborne Parasite Babesia

bbbUS blood supplies are becoming increasingly infected with Babesia, a tickborne parasite of red blood cells.The infection is transmitted through blood transfusions.

Since 1979, when transfusion-associated babesiosis was first reported, the number of reported cases has been progressively increasing, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) announced in Annals of Internal Medicine after carrying out a collaborative study of the last thirty years.

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