A rare blood infection is starting to appear more frequently in the American blood supply.

FOX News Radio's Joy Piazza has details in today's "Housecall for Health":

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Government researchers say that a tick-bourne infection is becoming a growing threat to the U.S. blood supply.

The infection, known as babesiosis, can cause severe disease and even death.  Although still considered rare, the CDC says it has steadily increased over the past 31 years.  Symptoms include anemia and fever, but can also lead to organ failure.  Currently there are no approved tests to detect the infection before people donate blood.

Housecall for Health, I'm Joy Piazza, FOX News Radio.