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.

Related Pages

  • CDC: Group B Strep
    GBS disease information and frequently asked questions from the CDC. Attention: Non-MDH link

Updated Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 12:40PM