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From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
March 6, 2002

Revision of Guidelines for the Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease

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Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002American Medical AssociationThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

JAMA. 2002;287(9):1106-1107. doi:10.1001/jama.287.9.1106-JWR0306-2-1

MMWR. 2002;51:127

CDC is revising the 1996 guidelines for the prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease1 to include newly available multistate data and to address common clinical questions and challenges that have arisen during implementation of the guidelines. Comments or questions should be sent before March 15, 2002, to or to Group B Strep Prevention Coordinator, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, MS C-23, Atlanta, GA 30333.

CDC, Prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease: a public health perspective. MMWR Recomm Rep. 1996;45 ((RR-7)) 1- 24