Skip to main content

Is Hib a virus or bacterium?

Page last updated 18 January 2022

Despite its name (Haemophilus influenzae type b), Hib is a bacterial disease and is not a form of influenza (flu), which is caused by a virus.

Sources & Citations

3. Queensland Health. Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib). Available at: (accessed 24 November 2021).

MAT-AU-2102459  Date of preparation 2022