Determining and validating Haemophilus influenzae in children

  • Joã Enisa
Keywords: Haemophilus influenzae, children, immunization, conjugate vaccines


Before the introduction of conjugate vaccines for Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Navajo and White Mountain Apache (WMA) populations in the southwest United States experienced rates of H. influenzae meningitis that were 3–5-fold higher than the rates in the general US population (152–254 vs. 45–60 per 100,000populationaged !5years,respectively)andthat were among the highest reported worldwide.