Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 20th, 1997
Up to 30 percent of all women carry group B streptococci (GBS) in their genital tracts. Half of these women pass the infection to their children during birth. Serious invasive GBS infections occur in two of every 1,000 U.S. infants; most of these infections occur before three months of age. Ten percent of infected infants die, and half of those who develop GBS meningitis develop long-term neurologic sequelae that can include seizures and mental retardation.
"Phase I and early Phase II clinical trials have been conducted with GBS polysaccharide-tetanus...
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