Neonatal Group B Strep Declines Following Consensus Guidelines
- Approximately one in four women carry group B streptococci as part of their
normal vaginal and gastrointestinal environment, but experience no
- These women are at high risk of passing the infection to their children
during childbirth and should be given a preventive dose of penicillin during
- Programs to administer penicillin to women at high risk of passing group B
strep to their infant has reduced the incidence of infection in newborns by
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