Hib Disease Increasing Among Adults-08/13/2011

Another example of vaccination being safe and effective, the Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) vaccine has been used in children since 1992 to prevent infections such as pneumonia and meningitis. The vaccine has been extremely effective in preventing such infections in children who have been vaccinated. Recently, however, prevalence of Hib disease has seen an increase among adults.  According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), adults with specific health conditions such as sickle cell disease, HIV/AIDS, removal of spleen, bone marrow transplant, or cancer treatment with immune-suppressant drugs need to be protected from Hib by the vaccine.  The following article explains the increase in Hib infections, but does not stress the fact that adults can, in fact, be vaccinated. http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20110811/hib-disease-increasing-among-adults

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Dr. Kordonowy is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in private practice since 1993. His group practice is in Fort Myers, Florida. His website is: www.drkordonowy.com. He earned his degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas and completed his residency as Chief Resident at Orlando Regional Hospital System. As Chief Resident, Dr. Kordonowy was recognized as the Outstanding Resident by the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Internal Medicine. In December 2005, Dr. Kordonowy became Board Certified in the new field of Clinical Lipidology by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Lipidology is the specialty of diagnosis and management of cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism disorders. Cardiovascular disease risk assessment is also part of this specialty. He now serves as president of the Independent Physicians Association of Lee County. He is active in the Lee County Medical Society, the Florida Medical Society , the Florida Lipid Foundation, National Lipid Association and the American Medical Association.
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