Strategies for Preventing Group B Streptococcal Disease

  • Esse Menson
  • Paul T. Heath
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 549)


First isolated in 1887, Streptococcus agalactiae (Lancefield Group B streptococcus; GBS) was reported as a human pathogen in the late 1930s following its isolation from vaginal cultures. It was not until the 1970s, however, that GBS emerged as the leading cause of sepsis in the neonatal period.


Conjugate Vaccine Neonatal Sepsis Streptococcus Agalactiae Early Onset Disease Late Onset Disease 
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  • Paul T. Heath

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