What is babesiosis?
A person with babesiosis has a rare parasitic infection caused by Babesia microti. The organism is transmitted to humans through a tick bite. Babesiosis is rare, and most patients recover with treatment.
What are the symptoms of babesiosis?
Common symptoms of babesiosis include abdominal pain, fever, chills, cough, dark urine, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, and generalized body aches.
How does the doctor treat babesiosis?
Treatment for babesiosis includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and antibiotics.
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