สถาบันวิจัยวิทยาศาสตร์สาธารณสุข

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH OF THAILAND

Frequent Haemophilus influenzae type B colonization in rural Thailand

Authors : Olsen SJ, Dejsirilert S, Sangsuk L, Chunsutiwat S, Dowell SF

 

Affiliation:          International Emerging Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention-Thai Ministry of Public Health Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand         
 
Source:             Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Aug; 24(8): 739-42
 
Language:         English           
 
Abstract:

In Asia, there is uncertainty regarding whether the burden of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is great enough to warrant vaccination. In this nasopharyngeal carriage study in rural Thailand, 7% of children younger than 5 years of age carried Hib, a prevalence similar to that found in countries with high rates of Hib disease before vaccine introduction.