Comparing Clinical and Epidemiological Characteristics of non-B Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Serotypes in the Post-Hib Vaccine Era

      BACKGROUND: Invasive Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) incidence in the U.S. has decreased since use of the Hib vaccine began. Unencapsulated (nontypeable) and non-type B encapsulated (A, C, D, E, F) serotypes have become more prevalent among invasive Haemophilus influenzae cases in recent years. Unique presentations and trends among other serotypes are not well understood. This study aims to identify epidemiological and clinical trends in non-type B invasive Haemophilus influenzae.
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