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Progress towards eliminating Hib in Australia: an evaluation of Haemophilus influenzae type b prevention in Australia, 1 July 1993 to 30 June 2000.

Abstract:

The status of Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) disease and its prevention by vaccination was reviewed for the period 1997 to 2000. This forms the background to a change in national vaccine policy, from the use of two Hib vaccines to the use of PRP-OMP only throughout Australia from May 2000. Notifications of Hib in the 7-year period between 1993 and 2000 declined by 87 per cent among children 0-4 years of age; adjustment for likely under-reporting increase this to a 95 per cent reduction. Among a...

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Gilmour, R More by this author
McIntyre, P More by this author
Journal:
Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report
Volume:
27
Issue:
3
Pages:
324-341
Publication date:
2003
ISSN:
1447-4514
URN:
uuid:7f3f1fb6-28d3-4f25-b289-4e13a6d41974
Source identifiers:
68222
Local pid:
pubs:68222

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