Low carriage rate of group B streptococcus in pregnant women in Maputo, Mozambique
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.
|Keywords||Group B streptococcus, Maputo, Pregnant women, Prevalence|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02018.x, hdl.handle.net/1765/30287|
|Journal||Tropical Medicine & International Health|
|Note||Free full text at PubMed|
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