Haemophilus influenzae Type b Invasive Disease in Amish Children, Missouri, USA, 2014
Published Date:Jan 2017
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 23(1):112-114.
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Invasive Disease In Amish Children, Missouri, USA, 2014
Pubmed Central ID:PMC5176238
Description:During 5 months in 2014, three Amish children in Missouri, USA, were diagnosed with invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b infection. Two were rural neighbors infected with a genetically similar rare strain, sequence type 45. One child had recently traveled, raising the possibility of maintenance of this strain among unvaccinated carriers in Amish communities.
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