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Re: Hello

Post by cave76 » Sun 4 Nov 2007 20:17

Well----- NOW I remember you! :)

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Re: Hello

Post by CaliforniaLyme » Sun 4 Nov 2007 20:19

Carina, there is also Babesiosis in Europe including a kind we don't have in the US, so I would make sure you are evaluated for it as well. It can be seronegative but it wouldn't hurt for you to be tested for the following- here in the US almost everyone has coinfections- I had Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis myself-
Best wishes,

1: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2006;13(1):65-70. Links
Presence of potentially pathogenic Babesia sp. for human in Ixodes ricinus in Switzerland.Casati S, Sager H, Gern L, Piffaretti JC.
Istituto Cantonale di Microbiologia, Bellinzona, Switzerland.

We have designed and performed a new PCR method based on the 18S rRNA in order to individuate the presence and the identity of Babesia parasites. Out of 1159 Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks collected in four areas of Switzerland, nine were found to contain Babesia DNA. Sequencing of the short amplicon obtained (411-452 bp) allowed the identification of three human pathogenic species: Babesia microti, B. divergens, for the first time in Switzerland, Babesia sp. EU1. We also report coinfections with B. sp. EU1-Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto and Babesia sp. EU1-B. afzelii.

PMID: 16841874

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