Increasing babesiosis in Southeastern Pennsylvania, 2008-2017

Hans H. Liu, Lisa Cushinotto, Olarae Giger, Gary Daum, Patricia McBride, Elizabeth A. Negron, Kurt Vandegrift, Luciano Kapelusznik

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Tick-borne illnesses are increasing but are often underreported. Few cases of babesiosis have been reported from Pennsylvania. Our 4-hospital system in southeastern Pennsylvania saw a rise in cases from 7 or fewer yearly in 2008-2014 to 26 cases in 2015. There appear to be multiple potential causes of this increase in frequency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology


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