This common bacterium, usually harmless in healthy adults, can cause serious illness in newborns and adults with certain chronic conditions.
Group B strep infections can affect newborn babies and adults. Signs and symptoms of GBS neonatal infection may include fever, breathing problems.
Group B streptococcal (GBS) disease in nonpregnant adults is increasing, of secondary disease among nursing facility residents appears uncommon. . Symptoms are generally abrupt in onset, and bacteremia is present in ∼80% of cases.