Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease --- Revised Guidelines from CDC, 2010
CE Original Date: 11/19/2010
CE Renewal Date:
CE Expiration Date: 04/20/2013
This report provides updated recommendations for the prevention of early-onset group B streptococcal (GBS) disease. Upon completion of this educational activity, the reader should be able to
Describe recommended GBS screening practices for pregnant women;
Describe which women should receive intrapartum antibiotic GBS prophylaxis;
Describe recommended laboratory practices for processing specimens collected for GBS testing in pregnant women; and
Describe the recommended management of newborns in order to rapidly detect and treat cases of early-onset GBS disease
Leslie M. McGee, PhD, Microbiologist, Division of Bacterial Diseases, NCIRD/CDC
Stephanie Schrag, DPhil, Epidemiologist, Division of Bacterial Diseases, NCIRD/CDC
Jennifer R. Verani, MD, Medical Officer, Division of Bacterial Diseases, NCIRD/CDC
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