Unusual occurrence of an epidemic of type Ib/c group B streptococcal sepsis in a neonatal intensive care unit.


An epidemic of late-onset sepsis due to type Ib/c group B Streptococcus (Ib/c-GBS) occurred in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). During a seven-week period, five very low birth weight infants (index cases [ICs]) more than four weeks of age became bacteremic. Bacteriologic surveillance of neonates revealed persistent colonization in three ICs and… (More)


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