Haemophilus influenzae is a species of bacteria that can cause many kinds of infections. These can range from mild ear infections to severe diseases, like bloodstream infections. Haemophilus influenzae bacteria most often cause pneumonia, a lung infection.
Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, Chills, Sweating, Chest pain that comes and goes with breathing, Headache, Muscle pain, Excessive tiredness, vomiting, pain in the belly. Antibiotics are used to treat Haemophilus influenzae infections. Most of the cases need to be hospitalized and monitored closely for treatment and management of complications such as meningitis and pneumonia.
A more impressive rise in the incidence of meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae has been observed in the UK where among children in the age group of 0-4 years started to rise in 2007 to reach 3.7 per 100,000 in 2011.but the incidence of invasive Hi disease was decreased to1.6 per 100,000 in 2013.