Dec 03, 2018 · Group B strep is commonly found in the intestine, vagina, and rectal area. Most women who are carriers of the bacteria (colonized) will not have any symptoms; however, under certain circumstances, perinatal group B strep infection of both the mother and/or the newborn can develop.
Group B Strep – Streptococcus agalactiae – in the vagina is only starting to get more recognition, though there is still controversy over the impact of group B strep in the vagina. Some believe it is a benign coloniser only, while there is evidence that at minimum, other infections or inflammation of the vagina can result in higher levels of group B strep overall.
Aug 26, 2016 · The causes and risk factors for infection with strep B in adults are poorly understood. About 25% of pregnant women carry group B strep in the vagina or rectum.