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Haemophilus influenzae 

Haemophilus influenzae
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Haemophilus influenzae
Author(s):

Derrick W. Crook

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070612_update_001

Update:

Update on epidemiology of H. influenzae infection including risk factors for infection and impact of Hib vaccination.

Update on nontypeable H. influenzae (NTHi).

Emergence of Β‎-lactamase negative (BLNAR) H. influenzae.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 12 December 2017

Haemophilus influenzae is a Gram-negative bacillus that is an exclusively human pathogen. There are six capsular serotypes (a–f), of which type b (Hib) is a major cause of childhood infectious disease. Transmission occurs by close bodily contact, the main source being other children, and is usually followed by nasopharyngeal carriage, following which susceptible people may develop disease....

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