Dec 03, 2018 · Group B Streptococcus (GBS) are bacteria found normally in the intestine, vagina, and rectum in about 25% of all healthy pregnant women. Group B strep infections can affect newborn babies and adults. Most pregnant women who are colonized by the bacteria have no symptoms. The infection can be spread to infants before or during birth. Aug 15, 2001 · Incidence and Epidemiology. Despite the recent success of prevention efforts targeting neonatal group B streptococcal (GBS, Streptococcus agalactiae) disease , the rate of invasive GBS disease in adults continues to climb.Twofold to 4-fold increases in the incidence of invasive GBS infections in nonpregnant adults have been reported over the last 2 decades , with rates ranging Cited by: 463.
Jan 25, 2018 · Group B Streptococcus. Group B streptococcus, also known as group B strep or GBS, is a type of bacteria that can cause illness in people of all ages, though it can be particularly severe in. INTRODUCTION. Group B Streptococcus (GBS; Streptococcus agalactiae) is a gram-positive coccus that frequently colonizes the human genital and gastrointestinal tracts and the upper respiratory tract in young infants .It is an important cause of infection in three populations: Neonates – GBS infection is acquired in utero or during passage through the vagina.
Group B strep can cause blood infections, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. A screening test during pregnancy can tell if you have it. If you do, intravenous (IV) antibiotics during labor can save your baby's life. Adults can also get group B strep infections, especially if they are 65 or older or already have health problems.