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Deer tick

Deer Tick. Credit: NIAID

Transmisson

Babesiosis usually is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected deer tick, Ixodes scapularis. This is the same tick that transmits Lyme disease. The Babesia parasite is emerging as a serious threat because it can also be transmitted through blood transfusions from an infected person.

Last Updated December 03, 2013