Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 8th, 2003
"Human infection due to Babesia microti has been regarded as infrequent and a condition primarily affecting the elderly or immunocompromised. To determine whether risk in endemic sites may be increasing relative to that of Borrelia burgdorferi, and to define its age related clinical spectrum, we carried out a 10-year community-based serosurvey and case finding study on Block Island, Rhode Island. Less intensive observations were conducted in nearby sites," scientists writing in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene...
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