Streptococcus group B infection (invasive) (Streptococcus agalactiae (blood, CSF or other normally sterile site))
Only group B streptococci (invasive) in infants <90 days old or stillborn infants is notifiable.
In neonates two syndromes exist:
- Early-onset (<7 days old)
- Late-onset (7-89 days old)
Both include sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis.
Stillbirth associated with isolation/detection of Streptococcus agalactiae from the placenta or amniotic fluid is notifiable.
At least one of the following four:
- Isolation of S. agalactiae from a normally sterile site
- Detection S. agalactiae nucleic acid from a normally sterile site
- Isolation of S. agalactiae from the placenta and/or amniotic fluid, with foetal demise
- Detection of S. agalactiae nucleic acid from the placenta and/or amniotic fluid, with foetal demise
A. Possible case
B. Probable case
C. Confirmed case
Any infant or stillborn infant meeting the laboratory criteria
Current as of: 28 May 2018