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Is Hib a virus or bacterium?

Page last updated 21 June 2018

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

  1. Queensland State Government Health. Haemophilus influenzae type B. Available at: (accessed 15 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0140a - Date of preparation May 2018