GBS can occasionally cause infection – although uncommon, this most often occurs in newborn babies, more rarely in adults and even more.
The bacterium is usually harmless in healthy adults. In newborns, however, it can cause a serious illness known as group B strep disease.
Abstract. Group B streptococcal (GBS) disease in nonpregnant adults is increasing, particularly in elderly persons and those with significant underlying diseases.
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