Hib in adults

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Hib disease used to be more common in the United States — about 20, children got serious Hib infections every year. In infants and young children, Hib disease can be very serious. It can cause infections in different parts of the body — including the brain and lungs. These infections can lead to serious complications, and can even be deadly.

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Vaccine

Haemophilus influenzae - Infectious Disease Advisor

Haemophilus influenzae, a gram negative coccobacillus, is divided into unencapsulated non-typable and encapsulated strains. Haemophilus influenzae serotype b Hib is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children aged two months to five years, in those countries where suitable vaccination programmes are not in place. Children start showing symptoms of meningitis after a probable incubation period of about 2— 4 days and clinical manifestations tend to evolve rapidly. Vaccine prophilaxis is therefore of paramount importance, in order to protect children. An effective and safe vaccine against Hib has been available since the s and most but not all EU Member States have included Hib vaccine in their national immunisation programs. Most invasive Hib infections can be prevented with immunisation and, where it has been used, vaccination against Hib has dramatically reduced the rate of invasive Hib disease in young children. Note: The information contained in this fact sheet is intended for the purpose of general information and should not be used as a substitute for the individual expertise and judgement of healthcare professionals.

Hib Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know

Haemophilus influenzae type b Hib disease is a serious disease caused by bacteria. It usually affects children under 5 years old. It can also affect adults with certain medical conditions. Your child can get Hib disease by being around other children or adults who may have the bacteria and not know it. The germs spread from person to person.
This page uses "javascript" to display properly. Javascript is not enabled in your browser, so some features on this page may not work correctly. Haemophilus influenzae is a bacteria that has encapsulated typeable or unencapsulated nontypeable strains. Encapsulated strains express one of six antigenically capsular polysaccharides types a, b, c, d, e, or f. Historically, type b Hib was the most common type to cause invasive disease, particularly in young children.