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Information about Hib Disease

Although the true name of Hib disease is Haemophilus influenza, it is not flu, but rather a vicious bacterial infection that can lead to a variety of nasty diseases such as meningitis, scepticaemia as well as infection of the throat, bone and heart membrane, all of which are potentially fatal. In fact over 10% of children who contract Hib disease will die. The risk of permanent disability and paralysis is high in survivors. Mental disability is also a possible side effect. Speard by air-borne water droplets, it affects mainly babies under the age of one.

After inoculation with the DT or DTacP-Hib it is normal for infants to be slightly feverish, and off their food. Keep a close eye on the symptoms so that you can discuss them with your doctor. Rare cases of severe reactions have been experienced.

See also:

Immunisation - Age of baby

Immunisation - Controversy

Immunisation - Chicken Pox

Immunisation - Diphtheria

Immunisation - German Measles

Immunisation - Hepatitis A

Immunisation - Hepatitis B

Immunisation - How does it work

Immunisation - Measles

Immunisation - Mumps

Immunisation - Pertussis

Immunisation - Polio

Immunisation - Reducing impact on baby

Immunisation - Rubella

Immunisation - Safety

Immunisation - Schedule

Immunisation - Tetanus

Immunisation - Tuberculosis

Immunisation - Varicella

Immunisation - Whooping cough


 
   
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