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Molecular confirmation of the first autochthonous case of human babesiosis in Australia using a novel primer set for the beta-tubulin gene

Paparini, Andrea; Senanayake, Sanjaya; Ryan, Una; Irwin, Peter J


In 2012, the first autochthonous Australian case of human babesiosis was reported, after microscopic examinations of blood samples revealed intra-erythrocytic parasites in a hospitalized 56. year-old man from NSW, who died in 2011 (Senanayake et al., 2012). Independent molecular analyses carried out in Australia and the USA, identified Babesia microti at the 18S ribosomal RNA (18S rRNA), and the beta-tubulin (β-tubulin) gene loci. Here we present the details of a novel PCR-based assay for the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Experimental Parasitology
DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2014.03.004


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