Epidemiology

In the US, most cases of babesiosis are caused by Babesia microti.[1] In the US, babesiosis has been a nationally notifiable condition since 2011, although it may not be a reportable condition in every state. CDC: Babesiosis - national surveillance external link opens in a new windowIn 2018, 2160 cases were reported in the US, with the majority reported from states in the northeastern and upper midwestern US (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin). The majority of cases had symptom onset dates during June to August.[9][10]

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