It can be fatal
The strep most discussed with newborns is not that of throat infections but a strep that commonly hangs out in the moist areas of a womans bottom. Group b strep
is found in ~1/3 of women off & on &can be carried without symptoms.
After the bag surrounding baby breaks, the germ may get in, or baby may grab some on the way out the birth canal.It can invade or not(most don't) ; cause illness or death.