|Title:||Burden of Haemophilus influenzae type B disease in Pakistani children|
The Sindh Meningitis Study Group
|Abstract:||Estimates of the burden of Haemophilus influenzae type b [Hib] in children in Pakistan are limited. A prospective surveillance was set up in 8 sentinel sites in Karachi and Hyderabad in January 2004. A total of 1481 children aged < 5 years underwent lumbar puncture for suspected acute bacterial meningitis. Specimens from 237 [16.0%] children met the criteria for probable bacterial meningitis, and Hib was detected in 45 of them [19.0%]. The minimum detected incidence of Hib meningitis in the Hyderabad area was 7.6 per 100 000 in children < 5 years of age, and 38.1 per 100 000 children < 1 year. Hib vaccination is justified for inclusion in Pakistan's expanded programme of immunization|
Haemophilus influenzae type B
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