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General Public | CDC Group B Strep

Group B streptococcus (group B strep) is a type of bacteria that causes illness in newborn babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and adults with other illnesses, such as diabetes or liver disease.

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Group B streptococcus screening - BabyCenter

Find out why you need to be screened for Group B strep during pregnancy.

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Group B Streptococcus and Pregnancy

What is Group B Streptococcus? Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a common bacteria (germ) that is present in up to 40 percent of pregnant women. A woman with GBS can pass the bacteria to her infant ...

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Group B Strep

A common and harmless bacterial infection in women presents a risk to babies as they're born. What it is: Group B strep (GBS) is a bacterium found in the vagina and rectum of healthy women. It causes ...

www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-health/complications/group-b-strep.aspx

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Group B Strep in pregnancy: What you need to know

What are the current recommendations for dealing with Group B Strep during pregnancy?

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Tests during pregnancy:Group B Streptococcus

Is Group B strep the same as strep throat? What is Group B Strep infection? Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that is found in the lower intestine of 10-35% of all healthy adults and ...

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Group B Strep Colonization and Pregnancy

Hi there Dr. T. I am 36 1/2 weeks and I just found out that I was GBS+ and I am very concerned about my baby. I wonder, why give antibiotics during labor? Why not now? I have also had many problems ...

www.healthline.com/blogs/pregnancy_childbirth/2007/08/group-b-strep-colonization-and.html

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Group B strep

* Definition * Symptoms * Causes * Risk factors * Complications * Tests and diagnosis * Treatments and drugs * Prevention

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Group B strep can be dangerous for newborns. Here's what you

need to know about group B strep — and why you need to be tested. Group B streptococcus (group B strep) is a common bacterium often carried in the intestines or lower genital tract. Although group B ...

www.mayoclinic.com/health/group-b-strep/PR00079

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Group B Strep Prevention (GBS, baby strep, Group B streptococcal

bacteria) Frequently Asked Questions Group B streptococcus (group B strep) is a type of bacteria that causes illness in newborn babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and adults with other illnesses, ...

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