Info on group B Strep, prevention & infection

/Info on group B Strep, prevention & infection
Info on group B Strep, prevention & infection 2017-09-04T18:51:20+00:00

Group B Streptococcus (GBS or Strep B) is a normal bacterium which is carried by 20-30% of adults, most commonly in the gut, and for up to 25% of women, in the vagina, usually without symptoms or side-effects.

GBS can occasionally cause infection, most commonly in newborn babies, sometimes in adults and, very rarely, during pregnancy and before labour.

Most group B Strep infections in newborn babies can be prevented, and thankfully most babies will make a full recovery from their GBS infection.

What is group B Strep?

Preventing GBS infection in newborn babies

GBS infection in babies

Treating GBS infection in babies

Changing rates of GBS infection in babies

Antibiotic Resistance and GBS