Occurrence of Haemophilus influenzae strains in three Brazilian states since the introduction of a conjugate Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine

Few vaccines in history have induced such a dramatic decline in incidence over such a short period of time as the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate. This vaccine was introduced in 1988 in the United States, but only in 1999 was Hib immunization introduced by the Brazilian Ministry of Hea...

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Main Authors: A.E.C.C. de Almeida, I. de Filippis, A.O. de Abreu, D.G. Ferreira, A.L. Gemal, K.B.F. Marzochi
Format: Article
Published: Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica 2005-05-01
Series:Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0100-879X2005000500016