|Title||The first case of locally acquired tick-borne Babesia microti infection in Canada.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Bullard JM, Ahsanuddin AN, Perry AM, Lindsay LR, Iranpour M, Dibernardo A, Van Caeseele PG|
|Journal||Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol.|
|Keywords||Babesia microti; Babesiosis; Blacklegged ticks; Canada; Emerging infection; Local acquisition|
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.