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The importance of group B streptococci as human pathogens in the British Isles
  1. I. A. Harper1
  1. Public Health Laboratory, Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, Coventry


    A case of meningitis due to a group B streptococcus in a newborn baby is described. Treatment was successful; it depended upon the bacteriological diagnosis and sensitivity testing. Only a few such cases are reported in the British literature, but this type of infection may be more common than these reports would suggest.

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    • 1 Present address: Public Health Laboratory, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton