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Hib disease inoculations, study under way

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Hubbard County babies and their families are getting notices in the mail about a childhood infectious disease that saw a resurgence last year.

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It's called Hib disease, for Haemophilus influenza type B. It was a contributor to bacterial infections in vulnerable populations, mostly infants, until vaccinations all but wiped it out.

It's a bacteria found in the nose and throat of many humans, but not all carriers become ill, according the Minnesota Department of Health.

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