Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae Serotype a, North American Arctic, 2000–2005

  title={Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae Serotype a, North American Arctic, 2000–2005},
  author={Michael G. Bruce and Shelley L. Deeks and Tammy Zulz and Christine Navarro and Carolina Palacios and Cheryl Case and Colleen Hemsley and Tom Hennessy and Andr{\'e} Corriveau and Bryce Larke and Isaac Sobel and Marguerite Lovgren and Carolynn Debyle and Raymond S. W. Tsang and Alan J. Parkinson},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={48 - 55}
Before the introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccines, rates of invasive H. influenzae disease among indigenous people of the North American Arctic were among the highest in the world. Routine vaccination reduced rates to low levels; however, serotype replacement with non-type b strains may result in a reemergence of invasive disease in children. We reviewed population-based data on invasive H. influenzae in Alaska and northern Canada from 2000-2005; 138 cases were… CONTINUE READING