Group B streptococcus (GBS) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a bacteria that causes illness in newborn babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and adults with chronic illnesses such as cancer and diabetes. GBS is the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns.

As part of the Emerging Infections Program, Active Bacterial Core Surveillance Project (ABCs), population-based surveillance of GBS has been ongoing in Minnesota since 1995.

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