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Unprotected People Reports: Haemophilus influenzae type b

Real-life accounts of people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases

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FORMAT AGE TITLE SUMMARY PUBLISHED
HTML   PDF 1 yr., 2 yrs. "Invasive Hib Disease Kills Unvaccinated Toddler, Sickens Another" Report #99: In January 2008, New York State Department of Health provided case summaries of Hib disease in two children from Erie County. One of the children, a two-year-old, died of Hib disease. 4/10/09
HTML   PDF 18 mos. "Toddler suffers septicemia, meningitis, and multi-organ failure as complications of Haemophilus influenzae type b infection" Report #77: The parents of an unvaccinated child publicize her ordeal with Hib infection to educate others about the importance of vaccination.
 
7/27/05
HTML   PDF 1 yr. "Hib meningitis strikes unvaccinated infant" Report #39: A couple with serious concerns about the safety and morality of vaccination delay immunizing their infant daughter. While they research their questions, their daughter is hospitalized with Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). 4/25/01
HTML   PDF 2 yrs. "A tragic story about Hib meningitis" Report #27: A public health nurse describes a 2-year-old patient who becomes brain damaged from Hib meningitis a year and a half before the vaccine becomes available. 3/22/00
HTML   PDF 2 yrs. "A mother's experience with Haemophilus influenzae type b" Report #1: A busy mother procrastinates about getting her daughter's Hib vaccination. She describes the anguish of watching her 2-year-old's near-fatal illness. 8/21/98
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