What Is Epiglottitis?

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2. Hemophilus Influenzae Type B

The Hemophilus influenzae type B virus is responsible for a number of potentially serious medical conditions. This includes pneumonia, arthritis, infections of the bloodstream, and even meningitis. The virus is also responsible for a large number of cases of epiglottitis.

Some people will have the virus without showing any symptoms whatsoever. They will still be contagious, however, and the virus can be spread in droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes without covering their nose and mouth. Epiglottitis caused by the Hemophilus influenzae type B virus is now much rarer in developed nations thanks to the development of a vaccine.


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