Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tiny parasites spread by ticks are sneaking into the US blood supply

image.jpg (969×726)Babesia is a terrible disease, similar to malaria, that can attack the brain. These
tiny parasites normally spread by ticks are increasingly sneaking into the US blood supply. Blood banks beginning to screen by questionnaire. 

Dr Richard Horowitz and Rick Ostfeld, PhD were responsible for identifying babesia's presence in Dutchess County, NY. After that, New York State Department of Health validated its inland presence in the state. Last summer (2014) a woman in Ulster Co. N,Y. died from babesia. It is a serious problem in the blood supply - read this article.

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