Contagious: Group B Streptococcal Infections


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About contagion: Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Group B Streptococcal Infections is possible from one person to another. Other words for contagion include "infection", "infectiousness", "transmission" or "transmissability". Contagiousness has nothing to do with genetics or inheriting diseases from parents. For an overview of contagion, see Introduction to Contagion.

Contagion discussion: Asymptomatic carriage in gastrointestinal and genital tracts is common. Intrapartum transmission via ascending spread from vaginal and/or gastrointestinal GBS colonization occurs. Mode of transmission of disease in nonpregnant adults is unknown.1

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1. excerpt from Group B Streptococcal Disease (GBS): DBMD

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