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ILADS > Babesia Infections Explode in Hudson Valley, NY

From the blog of ILADS member Daniel Cameron, MD, MPH:

Babesia, a parasitic infection usually transmitted through a tick bite, was once thought to be a coastal tick-borne disease limited to Suffolk County on Long Island. Some doctors had been reluctant to acknowledge that Babesia could be found in other locations. But in 2001, Babesia infections were reported in lower Hudson Valley, New York, a region north of Manhattan and has since continued to spread with an increase in the number of cases far beyond the borders of Long Island.

Read the full story on Dr. Cameron’s Lyme Science Blog.