Group B Streptococcal Infection Prevention
Prevention of a Group B streptococcal infection includes:
- Group B streptococcal testing during pregnancy:
- Pregnant women should be tested for Group B strep during prenatal care visits.
- Usually performed at 26 weeks
- Antibiotic therapy for pregnant women with Group B streptococcal infection:
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