What are the symptoms of group B strep?
Group B strep doesn’t usually cause symptoms in healthy adults.
Babies who have group B strep may develop symptoms during their first week of life (this is called early-onset disease) or from 1 week to 3 months of life (this is called late-onset disease). The symptoms of group B strep in newborns may include the following:
- Difficulty feeding
- Lethargy (the baby is tired, hard to wake up, limp, or inactive)
- Difficulty breathing (with severe breathing problems, the baby’s skin, lips, or nails may turn blue)
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