We sent a questionnaire to all members of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases and to all delegates of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine to determine existing policies for prevention of neonatal group B streptococcal (GBS) infection in Europe. The incidence of GBS colonization in pregnant women and of neonatal GBS infection varies. Policies for prevention of GBS infection are not well-developed.
Department of Pediatrics
University Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center, Nijmegen (MAJMTS, LAAK)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Departments of Pediatrics (JLLK) and Neonatology (LJG)
Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital
University Medical Center
Accepted for publication Nov. 12, 2003.
Address for reprints: M. Trijbels-Smeulders, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, UMC St. Radboud, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Fax 31 243619123; E-mail Trijbels@wxs.nl.