What is Group B Streptococcus?

Group B Streptococcus is a bacteria than can be found in a woman’s vagina or rectum. Group B Strep rarely causes symptoms in adults and is commonly a naturally occurring bacteria in the body. Strep B can become dangerous to infants, the elderly and adults with compromised immune systems. Pregnant women with Strep B are given an antibacterial prior to birth to decrease the risk of passing the bacteria on to the infant.