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Fall in Haemophilus influenzae serotype b (Hib) disease following implementation of a booster campaign
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    Can the UK Hib Experience Provide Lessons for Developing Countries?
    • Linda R Ojo, Project Coordinator, The Hib Initiative
    • Other Contributors:
      • Adam L. Cohen and Rana Hajjeh.

    We read with interest the encouraging article by Ladhani et al (August 2008) demonstrating the decline in Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in the United Kingdom (UK) following introduction of a booster dose.(1) As an increasing number of developing countries are introducing Hib vaccine into their routine immunization programs, it remains to be seen whether a booster dose is needed in these countries as well....

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