Babesia Spread to Newborn

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Thompson-Mom-Passed-Rare-Tick-Borne-Illness-to-Newborn-442057583.html  (News video here)

“Cole who was three and a half weeks old at the time spiked a fever at night and I brought him to the local emergency room,” Jillian said.

After the local clinic couldn’t figure out what caused the fever, the Kuhns took Cole to UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, where after much testing, they determined he had Babesiosis, a tick-borne blood infection.

Doctors believe Cole obtained the infection during pregnancy as the mother was also infected.

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