Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Invasive Group B Streptococcus Disease among Infants, China
Wenjing Ji , Haiying Liu , Shabir A. Madhi, Marianne Cunnington, Zilu Zhang, Ziyaad Dangor, Haijian Zhou, Xiaoping Mu, Zhengjiang Jin, Aimin Wang, Xiaosong Qin, Chunyan Gao, Yuning Zhu, Xiaodan Feng, Shangyang She, Shuhua Yang, Jing Liu, Jine Lei, Lan Jiang, Zeshi Liu, Gang Li, Qiuhong Li, Qiulian Deng, Kankan Gao, and Yu Fang
Author affiliations: Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China (W. Ji, Y. Fang); Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China (H. Liu, Q. Deng, K. Gao); University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (S.A. Madhi, Z. Dangor); GlaxoSmithKline Plc, London, UK (M. Cunnington); Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Z. Zhang); Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China (H. Zhou); Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou (X. Mu); Hubei Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Wuhan, China (Z. Jin); Children’s Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China (A. Wang); China Medical University, Shenyang, China (X. Qin); Tangshan Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital, Tangshan, China (C. Gao); Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (Y. Zhu); Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Nanjing, China (X. Feng); Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanjing (S. She); Tianjin Central Hospital of Gynecology Obstetrics, Tianjin, China (S. Yang); Tsinghua University Hospital, Beijing (J. Liu); The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an (J. Lei); Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital of Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi, China (L. Jiang); The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an (Z. Liu); General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, China (G. Li); Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children, Chongqing, China (Q. Li)
Figure 2. Incidence rate of invasive GBS disease (no. cases/1,000 live births) among infants <3 months of age in participating regions of China, 2015–2017. EOD, early-onset disease; GBS, invasive group B Streptococcus; LOD, late-onset disease.
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