Incidence of group B streptococcus disease in infants in China: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis

Yijun Ding, Yingfen Hsia, Colleen O'Sullivan, Yajuan Wang, Paul T Heath

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Abstract

New studies of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in infants <3 months of age in China have been published since our previous systematic review and meta-analysis. Using the same methodology, we updated these estimates and determined a total incidence of 0.41 (95% CI, 0.32–0.51) cases/1000 live births, lower than previously (0.55/1000). New intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis policies may have played an important role in this reduction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e15-e17
JournalThe Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume42
Issue number1
Early online date29 Oct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

Keywords

  • China - epidemiology
  • Policy
  • Humans
  • Streptococcus

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