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perinatal group b streptococcal infections in israel.among 12,500 babies born in our hospital from 1977 to 1982, there was one case of neonatal sepsis due to group b beta-hemolytic streptococcus (gbs), an incidence which is significantly lower than that reported in western countries (3 to 6 per 1,000 live births). among 385 pregnant women from jerusalem and haifa, the vaginal colonization rate with gbs was 2.8%, in contrast with 4.6 to 36% reported in western countries. umbilical and ear cultures were obtained from the infants of the 85 mothers wh ...19836363345
epidemiology of group b streptococci colonization and disease in mothers and infants: update of ongoing 10-year jerusalem study.a study in 1984 of the colonization rates of group b beta hemolytic streptococci (gbs) in 257 jewish and 189 arab parturient women revealed rates of 5.4 and 1.6% respectively. in 1987, a study of 116 jewish women noted a rte of 3.5%. gbs colonization rates in the newborns of the three groups were 1.8, 1.3 and 1.1% respectively. no statistically significant differences were noted between any of the maternal or neonatal groups. a review of the period 1982-87 revealed a gbs neonatal sepsis attack r ...19902180850
epidemiology of group b streptococcal colonization and infection in jerusalem, 1989-91. 19948034480
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