TITLE

Continued shortage for Hib vaccine

AUTHOR(S)
Elliott, William T.
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Travel Medicine Advisor;Jan2008 Supplement, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the shortage of type b (Hib) vaccine due to contamination problem in manufacturing. The author informs that in spite of the shortage, it has not led to an increase in haemophilus infections. A nationwide surveillance and cases studied by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal that only 6%were identified as serotype b but 40% of the cases lack serotyping information. CDC recommends that pediatricians must be more watchful and hospital labs should do serotyping on all Haemophilus infections.
ACCESSION #
36544042

 

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