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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Diseases Hib Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) is an airborne bacterial disease. It is spread by coughing, sneezing, and talking. Hib can cause serious complications in young children, such as ear infections, meningitis, pneumonia, deafness, seizures, and intellectual disability. Hib is preventable. All children under the age of 5 should be immunized against Hib. From Hip on Health: Health Information for Caregivers and Families by Charlotte M. Hendricks. Published by Redleaf Press. www.redleafpress.org. COPYRIGHTED 7 MATERIAL