The World Health Organization estimates that every year, one million neonatal deaths occur because of neonatal infection. Furthermore, an equal number of stillbirths are thought to be caused by infections. Here we discuss the role of Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus, GBS) in neonatal disease and stillbirth.
Keywords: GBS; Group B Streptococcus; Neonatal disease; Stillbirth; Streptococcus agalactiae.
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