Hib vaccines shown to have big impact in developing countries

An article from Vaccine News Daily
July 29, 2013
Hib vaccines shown to have big impact in developing countries

 

July 29, 2013 -- Researchers released data on Thursday that indicates Haemophilus influenzae type b is having a large impact in developing countries.

The research, carried out by 115 researchers in seven different countries over an eight year period, showed that the Hib vaccine is having a large impact on countries in Asia and Eastern Europe.

One example of the Hib vaccine’s effectiveness is in Mongolia, one of the earliest countries to introduce the vaccine. Cases of Hib meningitis decreased from 28 cases per 100,000 children in 2005 to two per 100,000 children in 2010. Other countries, including Gambia and Mozambique showed similar positive results.

Read the rest of the article here. And to access abstracts of the articles cited in this piece, please visit the Journal of Pediatrics, and type 'GAVI Hib initiative' into the search field.

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