Study points to need for Group B Strep vigilance in newborns

03/21/2013 | Minnesota Public Radio

Health experts in Minnesota are expressing concern regarding an increase in cases of a drug-resistant form of Group B Streptococcus called serotype IV. The strain made up 16% of neonatal cases in 2010, according to a study published in the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. Researcher Dr. Patricia Ferrieri highlighted the importance of watching for signs of drug-resistant Group B Strep in an infant's first days of life.

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