Last Updated: 10/05/2022
- Babesiosis Fact Sheet (PDF)
Answers to frequently asked questions about babesiosis.
- Babesiosis is one of several tickborne diseases in Minnesota.
- Preventing Tickborne Diseases
Learn how to minimize your risk to Anaplasmosis and other tick-borne diseases.
Signs and symptoms
Babesiosis is a protozoan infection. Signs and symptoms may include:
- High fever
- Muscle aches
- Loss of appetite
- Signs and symptoms may go away without treatment, but some cases may be severe.
- People who are elderly or immune-compromised (including people without a spleen) are most likely to have a severe infection.
- If babesiosis is suspected, see your doctor immediately.
- Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce the time a person is ill and the severity of the disease.
- Some people may be infected with two or more tick-borne infections at the same time, which can make diagnosis and treatment difficult.
- Babesiosis is treated with antimicrobial drugs.
More from other web sites:
- CDC: Babesiosis
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information about Babesiosis.