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Who gets Haemophilus influenza type B?

Haemophilus influenza type B are part of the body's normal bacterial population, commonly found in the upper respiratory tracts of many people. It usually leads to infection in the setting of other factors, such as additional infections or a weakened immune system. It causes problems mostly in children under the age of five years.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 19 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Whooping cough (pertussis)


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