Epidemiological surveillance of colonising group B Streptococcus epidemiology in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley regions, Portugal (2005 to 2012): emergence of a new epidemic type IV/clonal complex 17 clone
- Autores: Borrego MJ, Castro R, Damiao V, Farinha C, Florindo C, Martins-Pereira F, Nogueira F, Rodrigues F, Santos-Sanches I, Silvestre I
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: Eurosurveillance
- Link: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=20825
This study presents the serotype distribution and the antibiotic resistance profile of 953 colonising group B Streptococcus (GBS) recovered from women of child bearing age (15 to 49 years) between 2005 and 2012 in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, Portugal. Overall, serotypes Ia, II, III, and V were the most common, accounting 752 of the 953 isolates (about 80%).