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Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)

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Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) is a bacterium commonly found in the throat of healthy people. Despite its name, it is not related to influenza ('the flu'). Hib is prevented by routine immunisation of infants.

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Pathology laboratories

Attending medical practitioners/medical superintendents (or delegates)

In Queensland, a provisional diagnosis is notifiable by the treating medical officer.

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Notification resources

Enhanced surveillance for public health units

  • Case report form (PDF, 225kB) - used by public health units to collect and manage more detailed information for enhanced case surveillance

NCIRS Hib enhanced surveillance notification form to be completed in addition to the case report form.

Epidemiological data and reports

Last updated: 5 June 2023

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