Susan Bleasdale, MD
The incidence of invasive group B Streptococcus rose among nonpregnant adults between 2008 and 2016, particularly among those with obesity and diabetes, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
“Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is an important cause of invasive bacterial disease,” Louise K. Francois Watkins, MD, MPH, from the Epidemic Intelligence Service Program at the CDC, and colleagues wrote. “Previous studies have shown a substantial and increasing burden of GBS infections among nonpregnant adults, particularly older adults and those with underlying medical conditions.”
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