4% of term infants with GBS disease
are born to women who have had negative cultures for Group B Streptococcus.
Further work on GBS STs other than ST283 is underway to investigate the role of fish as a source of GBS disease
The AAP, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released consensus guidelines for the prevention of perinatal GBS disease
Prevention efforts for early-onset neonatal GBS disease
focus on identifying women for whom prophylaxis during labor is appropriate.
6-9) The use of IAP has not been adopted as a national strategy to prevent GBS disease
, and no data concerning the impact of IAP have been published in the country.
vThe estimated incidence of invasive GBS disease
is among the highest in South Africa, with 2.
Historically, serotype V and, more recently, serotype IV have been associated with adult invasive GBS disease
in North America [3-5].
In the UK, early onset GBS disease
(within the first six days and usually within the first 24 hours from birth) affects around 400 babies a year.
Jane Plumb, chief executive of Group B Strep Support, says: "It's In the UK, early onset GBS disease
AROUND a quarter of pregnant women unknowingly carry a bacterial infection that can kill their newborn baby.
There is a major variation in reported incidence of neonatal GBS disease
in developing countries.
The greatest burden of invasive GBS disease
is seen in infants < 3 months of age, although GBS can cause disease in adults and pregnant women.
hand hygiene and environmental cleaning can render healthcare associated late onset GBS disease
preventable as well.