GBS disease

Group B streptococcal (GBS) disease

A common bacterial infection that is potentially life-threatening if transmitted to a fetus during early pregnancy or birth.
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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 in humans.
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 in 1996.
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].
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.
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.