Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib): revised recommendations for the prevention of secondary cases

These guidelines on prevention of secondary disease have been developed following a review of the epidemiology of invasive Hib disease.



Haemophilus influenzae serotype b (Hib) can cause severe life-threatening disease in healthy individuals and is a major global cause of childhood meningitis, pneumonia, epiglottitis, septicaemia, cellulitis, osteomyelitis and septic arthritis.