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Babesiosis, Malaria-like Disease may be on Rise Among Elderly in U.S.

Some individuals, particularly elderly individuals who are experiencing flu-like symptoms might be actually suffering from a malaria-like disease called babesiosis. A study by scientists and researchers found that elderly populations living in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and Massachusetts had the highest rates of babesiosis among the elderly population and that such infections appear to be on rise in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Read more: http://ow.ly/a1ve1 [FDA Science & Research]

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