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Volume 23, Number 1—January 2017

Haemophilus influenzae Type b Invasive Disease in Amish Children, Missouri, USA, 2014

Angela L. MyersComments to Author , Mary Anne Jackson, Lixin Zhang, Douglas S. Swanson, and Janet R. Gilsdorf
Author affiliations: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA (A.L. Myers, M.A. Jackson, D.S. Swanson); Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA (L. Zhang); University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan (J.R. Gilsdorf)

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Demographic and infection and characteristics for 3 Amish children infected with Haemophilus influenzae type b strains, Missouri, USA, 2014*

Patient no., community Patient age, mo Month of Hib diagnosis Infection Outcome Capsule genes bexA/bexB sodC MLST
1, A 13 Jan Septic arthritis Recovered +/+ ST6
2, B 24 Feb Epiglottitis Died +/+ ST45
3, B 13 May Septic arthritis Recovered +/+ ST45

*None of the children had previous underlying conditions. bexA, b capsule expression A; bexB, b capsule expression B; community A, Amish community in southwestern Missouri; community B, Amish community in northwestern Missouri; MLST, multilocus sequence type; sodC, superoxide dismutase gene.

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