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My uncle was diagnosed with babesiosis four days ago. Can someone tell me more about this condition. What causes it and is it dangerous? What are the most common signs and symptoms?

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Babesiosis is a rare and potentially fatal disease in humans that is transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. Babesiosis is caused by the Babesia parasite and it is most commonly spread to people by the bite of a tick infected with the Babesia parasite. It is spread by deer ticks which also spread Lyme disease. People can be infected with both babesiosis and Lyme disease at the same time. Also, people can get babesiosis from a contaminated blood transfusion. The parasite attacks the red blood cells and symptoms begin with tiredness, loss of appetite, and a general ill feeling. These symptoms are followed by fever, drenching sweats, muscle aches, and headache as the infection progresses. They can last from several days to several months and can complicate. Complications include very low blood pressure, liver problems, severe hemolytic anemia and kidney failure. Complications and death are most common in persons whose spleens have been removed but other people usually have a milder illness and often get better on their own.
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