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Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)


The best way to prevent Hib is to get vaccinated with Hib-containing vaccine. Click here for the Bureau of Immunization. In addition:

  • Keep children up to date on their immunizations. By five years of age, the risk of Hib is almost nonexistent, except in people with immunity problems. Adults normally don’t have to worry about getting sick from Hib.
  • Hand washing is important for preventing all illnesses including Hib.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid others when coughing.
  • In general, children should stay home when they are sick. If a person is diagnosed with Hib or is a contact to a known case of Hib and has symptoms, they should stay home until at least 24 hours after starting an appropriate antibiotic.

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