Presentation on theme: "Sarcocystis rare human infection heteroxenous parasite"— Presentation transcript:
1 Sarcocystis rare human infection heteroxenous parasite predator-prey life cyclehumans support both stagesoriginally identified as 2 speciesintestine ~ Isosporatissue ~ Sarcocystistaxonomic confusiongenerally named after host speciesSarcocystis bovihominisSarcocystis suihominis
8 Babesia common tick-borne parasite of domestic and wild animals rare zoonotic human infectionclinical disease: asymptomatic to fatalmore severe in splenectomized persons or elderlysymptomsgradual onset of fever, chills, sweating, myalgia, fatiguemoderate to severe hemolytic anemia
9 Human Babesiosismajority of cases associated with 2 species: B. microti and B. divergens
12 Babesiosis Diagnosis Treatment Control parasite in thin or thick blood smearno travel historyserologylack of response to anti-malarialsTreatmentno generally effective drugsclindamycin + quininepentamidine has also been usedblood transfusions for severe anemiaControlavoid tick bites
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