Haemophilus influenzae vaccines for infants in Spain

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7000.330c (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:330
  1. Emilio Perez-Trallero,
  2. Jose L Diaz De Tuesta,
  3. Carmen Gutierrez,
  4. Lourdes Gaztelorrutia
  1. Attending physician, paediatric infectious diseases unit Section chief, microbiology service Hospital de Cruces, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain
  2. Head Research fellow Microbiology Service, Hospital NS Aranzazu, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain

    EDITOR,--Neisseria meningitidis is the commonest cause of bacterial meningitis in Spain. The overall ratio of meningococcal meningitis due to Haemophilus influenza type b in children aged 0-15 in the past 15 years was 10:1. Many doctors in Spain believe that H influenzae type b is a rare or minor pathogen because of the high incidence of invasive disease due to N meningitidis. They also believe that invasive disease due to H influenzae type b is …

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