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Haemophilus influenzae 

Haemophilus influenzae
Haemophilus influenzae

Derrick W. Crook



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.

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date: 23 October 2021

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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