Higher order taxa
Description and Significance
Haemophilus influenzae is a bacterial inflection in the blood stream. It was first isolated by Pfeiffer during the 1890’s around the influenza pandemic tie period. Haemophilus influenzae grows best around 35-37 degree with a pH level of 7.6 and a specific growth factor that can be found in the blood stream. In labs this bacteria can be grown under aerobic conditions with 5 % CO2 tension in the atmosphere. Since 1988 a more serious strain of bacteria H. influenzae type b had been abolish in the U.S. due to effective vaccine development. H. influenzae type b causes meningitis, which is an inflection in the membrane around the brain and epiglottitis which is infection around the throat and trachea. In general H. Influenzae bacteria lives in the upper respiratory tract which can be transmitted by close contact with patients. This bacterial infection can also be air born transmitted through sneezing.