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Characterization of Invasive <i>Haemophilus influenzae</i> Disease in Manitoba, Canada, 2000–2006: Invasive Disease due to Non-Type B Strains

Raymond S. W. Tsang, Michelle L. Sill, Stuart J. Skinner, Dennis K. S. Law, Jianwei Zhou and John Wylie

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 12, pages 1611-1614
Published in print June 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/518283
Characterization of Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Disease in Manitoba, Canada, 2000–2006: Invasive Disease due to Non-Type B Strains

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In addition to the proportional increase in cases of non-type b Haemophilus influenzae disease in the post-H. influenzae type b vaccine era, the incidence of invasive H. influenzae disease was found to be approaching the rates of H. influenzae type b disease that were documented in the prevaccine period. Fifty-six percent of invasive disease now occurs in individuals aged >10 years.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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