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Babesiosis is caused by microscopic parasites that infect red blood cells. Many different species of Babesia parasites have been found to infect animals, but most human cases of Babesiosis in the United States are caused by Babesia microti. Babesiosis became reportable in North Dakota in 2011.

2014 County Data*

*Data is preliminary



Babesiosis Historical Data

Year Number of Cases
2007 NR
2008 NR
2009 NR
2010 NR
2011 1
2012 0
2013 1
NR=not reportable
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