4. VIDEO: What is group B Strep?

Group B Strep (GBS) Online Course

Graphic: What is group B Strep?


Philip Steer, Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics, Imperial College London

Group B Streptococcus is a microorganism, a bacterium that is widely distributed in nature. It tends to live in the intestinal tract of many animals, fish, cattle and also humans.


Jane Plumb, Chief Executive, Group B Strep Support

Group B Strep is a bacterium, it's part of the Streptococcus family of bacteria, and there are lots of different Streptococci group A, B, C, others have names, others have numbers. So group B Strep is just a normal bacterium.


Graphic: Origins of the name group B Streptococcus?


Philip Steer, Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics, Imperial College London

The scientific name is Streptococcus agalactiae, and this comes from Streptococcus which means a string of berries in the original Greek and also agalactiae which comes again from cattle, and cattle who get infections can get mastitis, and this prevents them from producing enough milk and the Greek for no milk is agalactiae.





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