Group B Strep (GBS)
For Pregnant Women
Group B Streptococcus (group B strep, GBS) is a type of bacteria that causes illness in people of all ages. It is the most common cause of some life-threatening infections in newborns, but it can be prevented.
2010 Prevention Guidelines
Revised Guidelines for the Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal (GBS) Disease were published 11/19/2010 and replace the 2002 guidelines.
View the 2010 Guidelines, available as printer-friendly 36-page PDF, web pages, or order copies of the MMWR issue.
Review the history of the 1996 consensus guidelines and 2002 guidelines.
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