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ALLMedicine: Babesiosis Center

Babesiosis FAQs
https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/babesiosis/gen_info/faqs.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Babesiosis is a disease caused by microscopic parasites that infect red blood cells. Many different species (types) of Babesia parasites have been found in animals, only a few of which have been found in people. Babesia microti—which usually infects white-footed mice and other small mammals—is the main species that has been found in people in the United States. Occasional cases caused by...

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing
https://www.cms.gov/files/document/03092020-covid-19-faqs-508.pdf

We note that in many instances, the general statements of the FAQs referenced above have been superseded by COVID-19-specific legislation, emergency rules, and waivers granted under section 1135 of the Act specifically to address the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The policies set out in this FAQ are effective for the duration of the PHE unless superseded by future legislati...

Tafenoquine is a Promising Drug Candidate for the Treatment of Babesiosis
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33941516/
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Liu M, Ji S et. al.

May 2nd, 2021 - Due to drug resistance, commonly used anti-Babesia drugs have limited efficacy against babesiosis, and inflict severe side effects. Tafenoquine (TAF) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2018 for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax infection and for malaria prophylaxis. Here, we evaluated the efficacy of TAF for the treatment of Babesia infection and elucidated the s...

Toxoplasmosis: General FAQs
https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/gen_info/faqs.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. While the parasite is found throughout the world, more than 40 million people in the United States may be infected with the Toxoplasma parasite.

Babesiosis, a dangerous tick-borne infection that attacks red blood cells, appears to be a growing problem
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/ticks-babesiosis/2021/05/28/5f02e0c0-a853-11eb-8c1a-56f0cb4ff3b5_story.html
The Washington Post; Schwartz AA.

May 29th, 2021 - Jeff Naticchia wasn’t feeling well when he set off to work one Friday in late July 2017. The sales supervisor at Comcast was planning to work a half-day before a long-planned family weekend in Upstate New York. Instead, he called his wife, Crissy, from work and said to meet him at the emergency room. Something was wrong.

Babesiosis - StatPearls
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK430715/
Zimmer A.

Babesiosis is an infection caused by the parasitic protozoa Babesia. This parasite is carried and transferred by ticks and primarily infects erythrocytes. This activity outlines the evaluation and treatment of babesiosis and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in managing patients with this condition.

FAQs on Testing for SARS-CoV-2 | FDA
https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/faqs-testing-sars-cov-2
US Food and Drug Administration

This page provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to the development and performance of tests for SARS-CoV-2.

Post-Babesiosis Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia.
https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1612165
The New England Journal of Medicine; Woolley AE, Montgomery MW et. al.

Mar 9th, 2017 - Background Babesiosis, a tickborne zoonotic disease caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus babesia, is characterized by nonimmune hemolytic anemia that resolves with antimicrobial treatment and clearance of parasitemia. The development of warm-antibody autoimmune hemolytic anemia (also known as warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia [WAHA]) in patients with babesiosis has not...

Human Babesiosis Caused by a Babesia crassa-Like Pathogen: A Case Series.
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy212
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Jia N, Zheng YC et. al.

Mar 15th, 2018 - Human babesiosis is an emerging health problem in China. Babesia were identified in ticks, sheep, and humans in northeastern China using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by genetic sequencing. We enrolled residents who experienced a viral-like illness after recent tick bite or were healthy residents. We defined a case using the definition for babesiosis developed by the US...

Babesiosis: recent insights into an ancient disease.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2008.03.001
International Journal for Parasitology; Hunfeld KP, Hildebrandt A et. al.

Apr 29th, 2008 - Ever since the discovery of parasitic inclusions in erythrocytes of cattle in Romania by Victor Babes at the end of the 19th century, newly recognised babesial pathogens continue to emerge around the world and the substantial public health impact of babesiosis on livestock and man is ongoing. Babesia are transmitted by ixodid ticks and infection of the host causes a host-mediated patholo...

ESMO Virtual Congress 2020: FAQs
https://www.esmo.org/content/download/313751/6378320/ESMO-Virtual-Congress-2020-FAQs.pdf

Sep 19th, 2020 - ESMO Virtual Congress 2020: Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for Healthcare Professionals
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/hcp/faq.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;

Apr 6th, 2021 - Answers to commonly asked clinical questions that apply to all authorized COVID-19 vaccines.

ACR 2020 Frequently Asked Questions
https://www.rheumatology.org/Annual-Meeting/Resources

Sep 7th, 2020 - Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for more information on the all-virtual ACR Convergence 2020. We will share more details as they become available in the coming weeks and months.

SABCS 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
https://www.sabcs.org/2020-SABCS/FAQs

Symposium Information, Program Schedule, Registration, Abstract Submission, Housing Instructions, Food & Beverage, Media Section, Abstracts On-line, About SABCS, Scholarships, Travel & Transportation

Babesiosis
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/212605-overview

Apr 1st, 2021 - Background Babesiosis is a tick-borne, malaria-like illness caused by species of the intraerythrocytic protozoan Babesia. Humans are incidental hosts for Babesia when bitten by nymph or adult ticks. Babesia infection is most commonly seen in the north midwestern and northeastern United States. It can also be found throughout the world in certain parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and South A...

Babesiosis
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/212605-print

Apr 1st, 2021 - Background Babesiosis is a tick-borne, malaria-like illness caused by species of the intraerythrocytic protozoan Babesia. Humans are incidental hosts for Babesia when bitten by nymph or adult ticks. Babesia infection is most commonly seen in the north midwestern and northeastern United States. It can also be found throughout the world in certain parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and South A...

Babesiosis
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/212605-overview

Apr 1st, 2021 - Background Babesiosis is a tick-borne, malaria-like illness caused by species of the intraerythrocytic protozoan Babesia. Humans are incidental hosts for Babesia when bitten by nymph or adult ticks. Babesia infection is most commonly seen in the north midwestern and northeastern United States. It can also be found throughout the world in certain parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and South A...

Babesiosis
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/996610-overview

Apr 1st, 2021 - Background Babesiosis is a tick-borne, malaria-like illness caused by species of the intraerythrocytic protozoan Babesia. Humans are incidental hosts for Babesia when bitten by nymph or adult ticks. Babesia infection is most commonly seen in the north midwestern and northeastern United States. It can also be found throughout the world in certain parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and South A...

COVID Vaccine Dosing FAQs
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/944321

Jan 25th, 2021 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. This edition of Medicine Matters addresses mRNA vaccine dosing details that physicians need to know. On December 11, 2020, Pfizer-BioNTech's mRNA COVID vaccine received FDA emergency use authorization for those aged 16 years and older. Two 30 µg (0.3 mL) doses of Pfizer's vaccine, given 21 days apart, are 95% effective in preventing COVID. On Decembe...

Babesiosis
https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/infections/parasitic-infections-extraintestinal-protozoa/babesiosis

Dec 1st, 2020 - Babesiosis is infection of red blood cells caused by the single-celled protozoan parasite Babesia.