Group B Streptococcal Disease Causes
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Causes of Group B Streptococcal Disease
GBS is caused by the bacteria
- Before birth, bacteria in the vagina spread up the birth canal into the uterus and infect the amniotic fluid surrounding the baby. The baby becomes infected by ingesting the infected fluid.
- During delivery, by contact with bacteria in the birth canal
- After birth, by close physical contact with the mother
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