HiB: It is what is suppose to cause meningitis, throat infections and lung infections. It is a bacteria so the question remains, since Hib live naturally in all of us but can (so they say) cause problems sometimes. If you arm yourself with knowledge of good bacteria, how to keep them balanced in your body: I have no fear of these diseases at all.
For Example: Lets take an ear ache.
are labelled by what symptoms they cause, which obviously results in a big problem for anyone who thinks logically:
How many different “pathogens” cause otitis media? Lots.
And how many different diseases besides otitis media does pneumococcus cause? Lots.
How often does Pneumococcus cause serious disease in relation to mild disease. Very very rarely.
Most people carry Strep Pneumo as a normal commensal and never get sick from it at all.
There's too much "overlap" in terms of accurate diagnosis.
This makes me ask: is it the Hib? Is it the cause of this? Is it something else but is just a small reason. So many questions to ask!
So you know what to look for: as you will see, the vax covers very very little.
The types of Meningitis:
- Amoebic meningitis: caused by amoeba in thermal hot pools.
- Aseptic meningitis: causes include connective tissue diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Behcet’s disease, drugs, toxins, antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and other types of medications.
- Bacterial meningitis: caused by a bacterial infection.
- Cryptococcal meningitis: primarily in immunosuppressed people e.g. HIV, caused by infection from Blastomyces dermatitidis, and another yeast called Cryptococcus found in soil and bird droppings. To most people it is not normally a problem.
- Meningococcal meningitis: caused by several different types of bacteria called Neisseria meningitides. Commonly called meningococcal disease. Types: A,B, C,W, Y. It is carried by around 20% of people most of the time, with types varying. Most people exposed to the bacteria never get ill.
- Neoplastic meningitis: is caused by the spread of solid tumours to the brain or spinal cord.
- Parasitic meningitis: Toxoplasmosis
- Streptococcus Pneumonaie: A bacterial form of meningitis, which has become much more common after the use of the Hib vaccine.
- Syphilitic meningitis: (sometimes called aseptic) caused by infection with the bacterium that causes syphilis.
- Tuberculous meningitis: caused by tuberculosis infection, and left untreated may cause brain damage.
- Viral meningitis: primarily caused by echo or enteroviruses, and is most common in children. It can sometimes be a complication of childhood diseases such as chickenpox, mumps, herpes simplex etc .
Hi! I am also going to just post a bunch of links and see where it takes you.
In this study over a six year period (2000-2006) researchers came to the conclusion that:
In addition to the proportional increase in cases of nontype b Haemophilus influenzae disease in the post H. influenzae type b vaccine era, the incidence of invasive H. influenzae disease was found to be approaching the rates of H. influenzae type b disease that were documented in the prevaccine period. Fifty-six percent of invasive disease now occurs in individuals aged >10 years.
Here, I found a place that has all kinds of links that I do. Hope this might help:
The website links you directly to the studies. That is helpful.
Also there is this: http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress/...cines/#more-16
That link will take you to two more pages. It is also a good read.
This is another link from someone else asking similar questions, check out all the links.
I am not sure that really answers your question... but it might lead you down some fun pathways to figure out what your asking.