"When the tick is eaten, measured in the blood starts to the spy. Then there is a risk that the transfer blodparasiten babesia, which is dangerous for people with compromised immune systems."
"Many have probably had the parasite in their blood without knowing it."
"Now charts the researchers how widespread babesian is in Sweden. In a smaller study, conducted in 283 persons in Skåne, proved to be 2.5 per cent carry antibodies against the disease babesiosis, which the parasite causes."
"– the Problem is that if you are healthy otherwise, so you get a flu-like disease that heals by itself after a week, and so believe that everything is good, " says Kristina Persson, associate professor and chief physician in the Region of Scania."
"Even if you feel healthy afterwards, so the parasite remain in the blood a year and go to the transfusion center and donate blood can the parasite be passed on to the people who can tolerate the worse."
"Of those who lack the spleen, and people with compromised immune systems can the parasite cause organ failure, if not the right treatment put in place."
"– if you Have a bad immune system are liable to die pretty quickly, " said Kristina Persson."
"If a person who received blood transfusion fever should doctors therefore examine if there is babesia, which is the reason, she emphasises. It does so by looking at blood under a microscope."
"– It looks kind of like a malariaparasit and it lives inside red blood cells, " says Kristina Persson."
"It is difficult to judge from the smaller study to draw any definite conclusions about how many swedes that carry the parasite, and therefore now the researchers further with a larger study of about 1,000 people."
"Deer and cattle can carry on the same type of babesia that can be transmitted to humans. Kristina Persson best tip to avoid it is to check so that you do not have any ticks on yourself when you have been out in the wild. You have a few hours on it, for babesia is not transmitted directly."
"– First sucks the tick blood. Then, begin to be measured and vomit. Then the transmitted babesia from a tick to a human. The fuller and bigger the tick, the greater the risk it is to babesian transmitted."
"Babesia is a tick-borne blodparasit, which can cause the disease babesiosis in both animals and humans."
"the Parasite puts itself inside the red blood cells."
"Many people who have the parasite in the blood don't notice it at all. In people who are otherwise healthy gives the disease babesiosis usually flu-like symptoms with fever, pain in the body and headache. Blodfärgad urine can be a sign of the disease."
"the Symptoms can come one week after the parasite transmitted from the tick, but they can be developed after a few weeks or months."
"Of persons without a spleen or have a weakened immune system can the parasite cause life-threatening illness."
"Even the one that has been completely symptom free can still have the parasite in the blood for a long time. If the person is a blood donor can be passed on by blood transfusion."
"Sources: Lund university, and cdc.org"