Toward Global Haemophilus influenzae Type b Immunization

Dominguez, Samuel R.; Daum, Robert S.
December 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;12/15/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 12, p1600
Academic Journal
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccines, consisting of the type b capsular saccharide covalently linked to a protein carrier or a bacterial protein membrane complex, were put into clinical use in the late 1980s. Due to the success of the Hib program in industrialized countries and the global burden of Hib disease, the World Health Organization has encouraged the introduction of Hib vaccines worldwide. Despite this, the majority of the world’s children still remain unvaccinated.


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