Leaning in to the Power of the Possible: The Crucial Role of Women Scientists on Preventing Haemophilus influenzae Type b Disease

Katherine L. O'Brien, Porter W. Anderson

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Abstract

Beginning in an era when female scientists were a lonely minority, women have made major contributions to our understanding of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) as a pathogen, its treatment and its prevention. The individual scientific and public health contributions, and their collective impact, are reviewed in the context of the development and successful implementation of highly efficacious Hib vaccines that are now being deployed to nearly every country worldwide for the prevention of life- threatening pediatric Hib disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-283
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Disease control
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b
  • Vaccine
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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