Prevalence and Capsular Types of Group B Streptococci Colonizing Indian Women Living in the United States

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Abstract

Group B streptococcal rectovaginal colonization prevalence in women of Indian descent living in the United States was 24.7% comparable with US rates but higher than rates reported from India. The capsular polysaccharide types were distinct in that type V was most common and 33% of group B streptococcal strains were nontypeable.

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