A 27-year-old female asked:
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im 39 weeks pregnant with the bacteria streptococcus viridans in vagina. can this bacteria harm my baby while giving birth vaginally?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Very unlikely: Colonization of vaginal canal with streptococcus agalactiae aka group b strep has been well known to cause serious infection in newborns and young infants.
Answered on Mar 24, 2014
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