Nosocomial transmission of group B Streptococci in a newborn nursery.

A. Paredes, P. Wong, Edward Mason, L. H. Taber, F. F. Barrett

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Group B streptococcal colonization of normal newborn infants increased from 22.5% within 20 hours of birth to 65.4% at the time of hospital discharge (P less than .001). In contrast, colonization in mothers did not change significantly between the time of admission to labor and delivery (27.7%) and the time of discharge (31.1%). Epidemiologic data suggested but did not prove that the mode of nosocomial transmission of group B streptococci among infants was cross colonization via personnel contact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-682
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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