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.
- Health 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.