Project Description

Association of Group B streptococcus serum serotype-specific anti-capsular IgG concentration and risk reduction for invasive Group B streptococcus disease in South African infants: an observational birth-cohort, matched case-control study.

Background: Licensure of a group B Streptococcus (GBS) polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccine for protecting infants against invasive GBS disease (IGbsD) will likely need to be based on demonstrating vaccine safety in pregnant women, and benchmarking immunogenicity against a serological threshold associated with risk reduction of IGbsD. We investigated the association between naturally derived GBS serotype Ia and III IgG and risk reduction of IGbsD in infants ≤90 days of age.

Author List: Madhi SA, Izu A, Kwatra G, Jones S, Dangor Z, Wadula J, Moultrie A, Adam Y, Pu W, Henry O, Briner C, Cutland CL.

Journal Name: Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 20:ciaa1873. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1873. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33341870.

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