Aug 11, 2011 · Aug. 11, 2011-- Hib diseasemay beon the rise among adults, according to a new study. The study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases looked at Author: Denise Mann.
Apr 02, 2015 · 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.
Prior to the introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccines, invasive Hib disease affected almost exclusively children. According to some recent studies, in the postvaccine era, adults, the elderly, and immunocompromised persons can be affected more often than children.Cited by: 26.
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