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Haemophilus influenzae (Hib)

Hib stands for Haemophilus Influenza type b. It's caused by a type of bacteria (germ). The Hib infection can cause serious illness, especially in young children. But with routine immunisation, Hib is now rare.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed June 2018. Last updated March 2019.


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