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How Do Babies Get Sick from GBS Disease? Typically, babies are exposed to Group B Strep during labor and delivery; they may also be exposed after the mother's membranes rupture ("water breaks"). Babies can come in contact with Group B Strep if the bacteria travel upward from the mother's vagina into the uterus.What are Group B Strep infections in newborns?
Group B Streptococcal Infection in Newborns is a severe bacterial infection affecting the newborn child. It is a bloodstream infection caused by the bacterium Streptococcus agalactiae, commonly known as “Group B strep” or GBS. There are two types of GBS infection in newborns, early onset GBS disease that occurs during birth (until 6 days of ...