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What is group b strep and how can someone get it?
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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: A bacteria
Group b strep is a type of bacteria that grows on the skin and in your vagina.
It can cause an infection in the baby so all women are screened for colonization in the third trimester and treated with antibiotics during labor if the screen is positive. You get it from other people who are colonized.

In brief: A bacteria
Group b strep is a type of bacteria that grows on the skin and in your vagina.
It can cause an infection in the baby so all women are screened for colonization in the third trimester and treated with antibiotics during labor if the screen is positive. You get it from other people who are colonized.
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