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What is Babesiosis?
Babesiosis is a tick-borne disease caused by various types of Babesia, a microscopic parasite that infects red blood cells. In New York state, the causative parasite is Babesia microti. Transfusion services should consider Babesios in transfusion recipients with febrile illness in areas where blood donors may be at risk for babesiosis. All recipients are at risk, but physicians should be aware of the increased risk for symptomatic disease in elderly, splenectomized and immunocompromised patients.
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