Group B Streptococcal Infections

Group B streptococcal (GBS) disease is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus agalactiae, which can cause illness in newborn babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. GBS disease is the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns.

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Last Revised: September 12, 2019