Volume 19, Number 4—April 2013
Serotype IV and Invasive Group B Streptococcus Disease in Neonates, Minnesota, USA, 2000–20101
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Shannon O’Connor, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Shannon O’Connor has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Charles P. Vega, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Disclosures: Patricia Ferrieri, MD; Ruth Lynfield, MD; Roberta Creti, PhD; and Aurea Flores have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.