Group B Streptococcal Infection Incidence
Facts about group B streptococcal infection:
- Up to 12 to 15 thousand newborns per year have group B streptococcal (GBS) infection.
- The mortality rate from these infections is approximately 50%.
- Vaginal colonization with GBS can occur in 5 to 30 percent of pregnant women.
- Most women with vaginal GBS bacteria have no symptoms
- GBS causes up to 5% of all urinary tract infections during pregnancy.
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