Video: Babesiosis, From a Tick to Your Blood Cells

This video on YouTube gets up close and personal, a fascinating view of how ticks transmit the coinfection babesiosis.

Check out the tiny size of young ticks, or nymphs. Wow. No wonder infected people often never see them.

Then learn what happens once the parasite gets inside the human body. Symptoms can include drenching sweats, fatigue, and muscle aches. Click here to read a story from the New York Times about the potential impact of babesia on the spleen.

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Special thanks to Rick Smith at The University of Rhode Island for narration; Rick’s brother was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease. To learn more about Tick Bite prevention, please visit

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