Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae type b disease and impact of Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccines in the United States and Canada.

@article{Wenger1998EpidemiologyOH,
  title={Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae type b disease and impact of Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccines in the United States and Canada.},
  author={Jay D. Wenger},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 9 Suppl},
  pages={S132-6}
}
  • Jay D. Wenger
  • Published 1998 in The Pediatric infectious disease journal
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) was the major cause of invasive bacterial disease in the United States and Canada before the introduction of Hib conjugate vaccines. Between 10000 and 20000 cases of Hib meningitis and other serious diseases occurred each year, leading to death in at least 3% of all patients and long term neurologic problems in up to 25% of survivors of meningitis. Introduction of Hib conjugate vaccines in Canada and the United States, first in children 18 months and older… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 43 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…