Prevalence of group B streptococcus colonization and potential for transmission by casual contact in healthy young men and women.

@article{Manning2004PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of group B streptococcus colonization and potential for transmission by casual contact in healthy young men and women.},
  author={Shannon D. Manning and Katie A Neighbors and Patricia A Tallman and Brenda Gillespie and Carl F. Marrs and Stephanie M. Borchardt and Carol J. Baker and Mark D. Pearlman and Betsy Foxman},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={380-8}
}
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) causes disease in newborns, pregnant women, and adults with underlying medical conditions, but it is also a commensal organism that commonly colonizes the bowel. In this study, the prevalence of colonization was high among 241 women (34%) and 211 men (20%) living in a college dormitory; sexually experienced subjects had twice the… CONTINUE READING