Bacterial infection transmitted via respiratory droplets

Leading cause of bacterial meningitis among children < 5 years old

What is bacterial meningitis?

Inflammation of brain/spine characterized by fever, stiff neck, headache, sensitivity to light, no appetite

Other symptoms of Hib disease

Bloodstream infection
Pneumonia: lung infection, fever, chills, cough, chest pain
Arthritis: joint inflammation causing pain and stiffness

Hib Vaccine