H influenzae meningitisH. influenzae meningitis; H. flu meningitis; Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis
Meningitis is an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. This covering is called the meninges.
Bacteria are one type of germ that can cause meningitis. Haemophilus influenzae type b is one kind of bacteria that causes meningitis.
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