Babesiosis: What Is Babesiosis and Who Are the Top Researchers Working to Mitigate the Crisis?

Babesiosis is a blood infection caused by the Babesia (Babesia Microti) parasite of the Protozoa family. Babesiosis typically occurs after black-legged ticks (also known as deer ticks) carrying the Babesia parasite bite the host, human or animal.

Domestic animals like dogs, and also cattle may be affected by Babesiosis.


What Is the ICD 10 Code for Babesiosis?

The ICD / ICD 10 code for Babesiosis is "B60.0" (Certain infectious and parasitic diseases).


Dr. Peter J Krause: KOL #1 for Babesiosis

According to KOL's technology, Dr. Peter J Krause is the top ranking Key Opinion Leader (worldwide) for Babesiosis. You can see Dr. Peter J Krause's KOL resume and other concepts for which they rank #1 worldwide.

Peter J Krause Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520
KOL #1 (worldwide) for: Babesiosis

Dr. Peter J. Krause is Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. He received his B.A. with honors in biology from Williams College and his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center and his Pediatric Infectious Diseases training at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in 1979 where he became Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He moved back to Yale in 2008.


Dr. Krause carries out translational, epidemiological, and clinical research in the study of vector-borne disease. His primary focus has been on human babesiosis but he has also carried out research on two companion tick-borne infections, Lyme disease and relapsing fever caused by Borrelia miyamotoi. He is the author of more than 200 peer reviewed scientific publications, 2 books, and 35 book chapters. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and is on the Editorial Boards of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Pathogens. He has served on several leadership committees of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Connecticut Infectious Diseases Society. He recently served as Chair of the committee that wrote the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Infectious Diseases Society of America's 2020 Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Babesiosis. He also was selected as a Member of the committee that wrote the Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lyme Disease. He has been cited in American Men and Women of Science, The Best Doctors in America, and Who’s Who in America. He is currently serving on the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health Tick Borne Disease Working Group 2021-2022.

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