Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease
Disease data from ECDC Surveillance Atlas
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Haemophilus influenzae serotype b (Hib) is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children.Read the disease factsheet
ECDC promotes the performance of external quality assessment (EQA) schemes, in which laboratories are sent simulated clinical specimens or bacterial isolates for testing by routine or reference laboratory methods.
Prevention and control
Immunisation is the only public health intervention capable of preventing the majority serious Hib disease.