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Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib)

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a severe bacterial infection which occurs mostly in infants and children under 5.

Since the introduction of Hib-containing vaccines, rates of Hib disease have dropped dramatically.

Five cases of invasive Hib disease were reported in 2011. No cases were reported in children.
Last Updated: December 27, 2012