Cases of Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), invasive disease are rare in Iowa and the US. In 1991, Hib vaccine was recommended for all infants after age two months. Since then, the incidence of Hib in children less than five years of age has declined by greater than 99 percent. In 2011, three cases of Haemophilus influenzae type B were reported to IDPH. One occurred in a 68 year-old male with no Hib vaccination, one in a 34 year-old female with unknown Hib vaccination and one in a 12 year-old female with no Hib vaccination.
For more detailed information and statistics on all notifiable diseases, please see our current annual report.