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Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB)

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Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)

Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) is a bacterium commonly found in the upper respiratory tract (windpipe, back of mouth and nose).

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Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) Disease

Infection with Hib bacteria can lead to serious illness including meningitis and epiglottitis. With the introduction of Hib vaccine these conditions are now rare. Urgent treatment is necessary as Hib disease can be life threatening.

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Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) | Public Health

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Haemophilus influenzae - myDr.com.au

The bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) can cause meningitis and epiglottitis. Since routine Hib vaccination started in Australia, the number of cases of Hib infection has been greatly reduced.

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Haemophilus influenzae type b - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

These web pages provide information and resources about the burden of Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) infection within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Meningitis

Meningitis is an infection around the brain and spinal cord (meninges). It can be caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites (amoeba).

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Meningitis in children - myDr.com.au

Meningitis means inflammation of the meninges - the lining around the brain and spinal cord. It is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection.

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Meningitis - myDr.com.au

Meningitis: what is it, what causes it and what are the symptoms? Find out all you need to know, plus risk factors, treatment and prevention.

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Childhood immunisation

Immunisation from an early age is highly recommended for all Australian children. Having your child immunised helps to protect them from the most serious childhood infections, some of which may threaten their lives.

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Menitorix Powder for injection - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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