Prenatal-onset GBS disease (POGBSD) occurs in the womb and includes miscarriages and stillbirths caused by group B strep. POGBSD occurs before a woman's labor starts or her water breaks, when early-onset prevention strategies (IV antibiotics) would not yet be implemented.
Late-onset GBS disease occurs in babies 1 week of age up to several months old. There are currently no prevention protocols in place to help prevent late-onset GBS disease. Even if a mother has tested negative for GBS or was positive and received IV antibiotics during labor, once born, a baby can also become infected by sources other than their mother.
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