Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease
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Haemophilus influenzae serotype b (Hib) is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in children.Read the disease factsheet
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is an obligate human pathogen and an important cause of invasive bacterial infections in both children and adults, with the highest incidence among young children.
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.