Babesiosis | Causes & Risk Factors


Who gets babesiosis?

People who spend time in areas where ticks are common (either for work or recreation) are at higher risk of getting tick-borne diseases. Ticks usually wait near the top of grassy plants and low bushes for people or animals to brush up against their perch. Ticks will often crawl upward on people's clothes or bodies for up to several hours or more before attaching to the skin.


When to Suspect and How to Monitor Babesiosis by E Mylonakis, M.D. (American Family Physician May 15, 2001,

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 09/00