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. Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the CDC website.. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-federal website. Linking to a non-federal website does not constitute an endorsement by CDC or any of its employees of the sponsors or the information and products presented on the website.
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. The 2014 Hib ACIP statement includes immunoglobulin deficiency in its "high-risk groups" for Hib disease, but the recommendations seem to imply that Hib vaccine is not necessarily for adults with immunoglobulin deficiency whose spleen is intact.
Medscape - Indication-specific dosing for ActHIB, Hiberix (haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine), frequency-based adverse effects, comprehensive interactions, contraindications, pregnancy & lactation schedules, and cost information. 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: 25.