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Saturday, January 29, 2011 Diane Brown, Community Member, asks

Q: How Do You Get Strep In the Vagina

Can it be transmitted to a baby during delivery?

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Cort, Health Guide
1/29/11 11:10pm

Strep B is a common bacteria found in the intestines, rectum or vagina. It can come and go and it's not sexually transmitted. About 25% of pregnant women carry it in their vagina or rectum, so you are not alone. From what I've read, you'll probably be given a very short course of antibiotics during delivery which will protect your child. Very few children get infected when that happens. Good luck with the pregnancy. 



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Joann, Community Member
2/ 1/11 9:49pm



My daughter is 4 and she has had vaginal itch for at lease a week and her Doctor told me she has vaginal strep and I need to know how could she had got that?  She is on antibiotic now but I want to be sure she does not get it again can you tell me how I can prevent this from happening again.



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By Diane Brown, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/12/14, First Published: 01/29/11