Hib


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Hib

abbr.
Haemophilus influenzae type b

Hib

(hɪb)
n acronym for
(Medicine) Haemophilus influenzae type b: a vaccine against a type of bacterial meningitis, administered to children
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In January 2016, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare approved Takedas New Drug Application (NDA) for VAXEM Hib in children aged from 2 months to under 5 years of age, to prevent infections caused by Hib.
Hib-MenCY-TT effectiveness was inferred based on the following: 1) Hib antibody responses after Hib-MenCY-TT vaccination that were comparable to antibody responses after Hib-TT (first 3 doses) or Hib polyribosylribitol phosphate-meningococcal outer membrane protein (PRP-OMP) (PedvaxHIB, Merck and Co) (fourth dose) vaccination, and 2) the proportion of persons with measurable meningococcal serogroups C and Y serum bactericidal activity using human complement (hSBA) after Hib-MenCY-TT vaccination.
The monovalent Hib vaccine is Hiberix (Haemophilus b conjugate vaccine [tetanus toxoid conjugate]), which is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, was first marketed in Germany in 1996, and is now available in almost 100 countries.
From 1999, the number of Hib cases increased in all age groups, particularly in children under five years.
19 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, notes that children at high risk for Hib infection should receive the booster.
Hib vaccines have been around since the early 1990s, and since June 1997 the World Health Organization has recommended the inclusion of Hib vaccine, as appropriate to national capacities and priorities, in routine infant immunisation programmes.
In this single-blind, Phase II study, 609 infants were randomized 1:1 to receive either Hib-MenCY-TT or licensed Hib vaccine at 2, 4, and 6 months concomitantly with DTaP-Hep B-IPV (Pediarix[R] Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Hepatitis B [Recombinant] and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine Combined) and pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine (Prevnar[R] Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine Diphtheria CRM Protein).
After the introduction of conjugate Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccines in October 1992, the incidence of invasive Hib disease in England and Wales dramatically declined.
government study of 222 children in Chile compared their levels of immunity when given the DPT and Hib as one injection, as two separate injections during the same visit, or the DPT alone.
The Minnesota study, along with others in four states and one conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), was initiated last year after a surprising number of meningitis cases were reported in children who had received the Hib vaccine.