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Volume 4, Number 2—June 1998

Synopsis

Haemophilus influenzae Invasive Disease in the United States, 1994–1995: Near Disappearance of a Vaccine-Preventable Childhood Disease

Kristine M. Bisgard, Annie Kao, John Leake, Peter M. Strebel, Bradley A. Perkins, and Melinda Wharton
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Serotype information for reported Hi invasive disease (n=2609) and meningitis cases (n=380), stratified by age, United States, 1994 – 1995

No. (%) of children
aged 0–4 years
No. (%) of persons
aged >5 years
Serotype  Invasive disease Meningitis Invasive disease Meningitis
Serotype b 184 (27) 101 (47) 159 (8) 41 (25)
Othera 114 (17) 39 (18) 171 (9) 26 (15)
Non-typeable 78 (12) 16 (8) 238 (12) 25 (15)
Unknown 293 (44) 57 (27) 1,372 (71) 75 (45)
Total 669 (100) 213 (100) 1,940 (100) 167 (100)

aIncludes serotypes a, c, d, e, f.

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