Babesia duncani

Babesia duncani

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Brief Summary

Babesia duncani is a recently described species of the unicellular apicomplexan parasite genus Babesia that has been implicated in some cases of human babesiosis (Conrad et al. 2006; Hunfeld et al. 2008; Leiby 2011).

Author(s): Shapiro, Leo
Rights holder(s): Shapiro, Leo


Conrad, P. A., Kjemtrup A. M., Carreno R. A., Thomford J., Wainwright K., Eberhard M., et al. (2006).  Description of Babesia duncani n.sp. (Apicomplexa: Babesiidae) from humans and its differentiation from other piroplasms. International Journal for Parasitology. 36(7), 779 - 789.
HUNFELD, K., HILDEBRANDT A., & Gray J. (2008).  Babesiosis: Recent insights into an ancient disease. International Journal for Parasitology. 38(11), 1219 - 1237.
Leiby, D. A. (2011).  Transfusion-Transmitted Babesia spp.: Bull's-Eye on Babesia microti. Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 24(1), 14 - 28.