Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 10th, 1996
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued two recommendations for treating group B streptococci, which can cause pneumonia, meningitis, respiratory distress, or bloodstream infections in newborns.
Such infections strike about 7,500 U.S. newborns a year, or one in 500. They are often fatal.
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