Group B Streptococcus (GBS)
Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a bacteria that causes illness in newborn babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and adults with chronic illnesses such as cancer and diabetes. GBS is the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns.
As part of the Emerging Infections Program, Active Bacterial Core Surveillance
Project (ABCs), population-based surveillance of GBS has been ongoing
in Minnesota since 1995.
- Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in Adults: Commonly Asked Questions
Commonly asked questions and basic disease information about GBS in adults.
- Group B Streptococcus Basics
for Pregnant Women and Infants
Commonly asked questions and basic information for pregnant women and infants.
Care Provider Resources
Reporting, prevention guidelines, guide for laboratories, antimicrobial susceptibilities, and health education materials.
- Group B Streptococcus Statistics
Statistics for GBS in Minnesota.
- CDC: Group B Strep
GBS disease information and frequently asked questions from the CDC. Attention: Non-MDH link