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Serological prevalence of human babesiosis in Venezuela



Serological prevalence of human babesiosis in Venezuela



Veterinaria Tropical 1990; 13: 93-101



Direct immunofluorescence was performed on 294 human serum samples. Positive reactions for Babesia bigemina were found in 7 of 34 veterinarians, 6 of 14 veterinary auxiliary workers, 8 of 14 agricultural workers, and 105 of 232 military personnel of rural origin. Respective numbers of reactions for B. bovis were 7, 6, 4 and 47. Total reactor rates were 42.9% for B. bigemina and 21.8% for B. bovis. Also demonstrated were positive reactor rates of 29.7% for B. caballi and 5.6% for B. equi.

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