Emergence of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type A disease in Italy

Maria Giufrè, Rita Cardines, Gioconda Brigante, Francesca Orecchioni, Marina Cerquetti

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We report on the first detection of 2 cases of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type a (Hia) disease in Italy. The cases were sustained by the same Hia “strain” belonging to the ST23 clone that has previously been reported only outside Europe. The emergence of invasive Hia disease is of concern.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1626-1628
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Capsulation locus
  • Epiglottitis
  • Haemophilus influenzae serotype a
  • Invasive disease
  • Multilocus sequence typing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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