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Babesia – What is it?

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Babesia  or babesiosis is the diseased state caused by the protozoan parasites Babesia Canis and Babesia gibsoni. Although mostly affecting domestic dogs throughout Asia, Europe and Africa there has been a few recent reported cases in the UK in the county of Essex. It is believed to have been brought into the country by a pet who was travelling on the ‘Pet Passport’ scheme. There is concern that the parasite could be spread via wildlife such as foxes and badgers.

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