Group B Streptococcal Disease, Neonatal (Group B strep)

Neonatal group B streptococcal disease is caused by the bacteria group B streptococcus (also known as Streptococcus agalactiae). It can sometimes be found in the genital tract of healthy woman and can be passed to the baby during childbirth. It can cause sepsis (blood poisoning), pneumonia and sometimes meningitis in newborn infants.

 

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PHO Rounds: COVID-19 in Pregnancy in Ontario: Findings from the First Year

The Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN) Ontario began surveillance of COVID-19-infected pregnant individuals in Ontario beginning March 1, 2020 to respond to the urgent public health crisis. 

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Updated 22 Oct 2019