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 2012, there were no cases of Haemophilus influenzae type B reported to IDPH.
For more detailed information and statistics on all notifiable diseases, please see our current annual report.