Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Texas Fever

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_3140-2

Babesiosis, Animals; disease due to tick-transmitted Babesiabigemina stages. This disease was also called redwater fever due to the fact that the urine appears reddish in case of severe infections. The American veterinarians Curtice, Smith, and Kilborne showed in 1893 by an artificial transmission experiment that ticks may be vectors of parasites. In contrast to the name Texas fever, this disease occurs in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa, America, Australia, and Europe being transmitted by local tick species of the genera Rhipicephalus and Boophilus.


Severe Infection Subtropical Region Tick Species Transmission Experiment Local Tick 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany