The first case of locally acquired tick-borne Babesia microti infection in Canada.

TitleThe first case of locally acquired tick-borne Babesia microti infection in Canada.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBullard JM, Ahsanuddin AN, Perry AM, Lindsay LR, Iranpour M, Dibernardo A, Van Caeseele PG
JournalCan J Infect Dis Med Microbiol.
Volume25
Start Pagee87
Issue6
Date Published11/2014
KeywordsBabesia microti; Babesiosis; Blacklegged ticks; Canada; Emerging infection; Local acquisition
Abstract

A child with a complicated medical history that included asplenia acquired an infection with Babesia microti in the summer of 2013 and had not travelled outside of Manitoba. The present case represents the first known instance of tick-borne B microti, both in Manitoba and in Canada.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277163/