The prevalence of group B streptococcus (GBS) carriage varies strongly with geographical region. A study was done to determine the prevalence of GBS in women in Maputo, Mozambique. The method used was a rectovaginal swab which was taken from women between 35 and 37 weeks of pregnancy who visited the clinic for antenatal consultation. GBS was cultured from 2 out of 113 samples, yielding a prevalence of 1.8% (95% Cl: 0.0-4.0). In conclusion, the prevalence of GBS carriage among pregnant women in Maputo, Mozambique was low.

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Keywords Group B streptococcus, Maputo, Pregnant women, Prevalence
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Journal Tropical Medicine & International Health
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de Steenwinkel, F.D.O, Tak, H.V, Muller, A.F, Nouwen, J.L, Oostvogel, P.M, & Mocumbi, S.M. (2008). Low carriage rate of group B streptococcus in pregnant women in Maputo, Mozambique. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 13(3), 427–429. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02018.x