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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 387-389
Case Report

First Case of (Imported) Babesiosis Diagnosed in Canada

Dennis Kunimoto,1 Kevin Krause,2 and Doug Morrison3

1Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2Dynacare Kasper Medical Laboratories, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
3Jasper, Alberta, Canada

Received 22 October 1997; Accepted 21 January 1998

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper describes the first case of babesiosis diagnosed in Canada. This case highlights the need for clinicians to be aware of diseases that may be endemic elsewhere and the importance of a travel history in a patient’s assessment.