Haemophilus influenzae - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Haemophilus influenzae (Invasive Disease)

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) was once the most common cause of bacterial infection in children. Hib causes a variety of diseases including meningitis (inflammation of the coverings of the spinal column and brain), bacteremia (infection of the blood), and pneumonia (infection of the lungs).

  • About Haemophilus influenzae
    Fact sheets about Haemophilus influenzae and Hib. Haemophilus influenzae is a bacteria that is found in the nose and throat of children and adults. Some people can carry the bacteria in their bodies but do not become ill.
    • Haemophilus influenzae, type b (Hib)
      Hib may cause a variety of diseases such as meningitis (inflammation of the coverings of the spinal column and brain), blood stream infections, pneumonia, arthritis and infections of other parts of the body. Due to widespread use of Hib vaccine in children, few cases are now reported each year.

  • Haemophilus influenzae Statistics
    Statistics for type b & non-type b Haemophilus influenzae in Minnesota.

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Updated Tuesday, 29-Jan-2019 16:26:14 CST