Group B Strep Infection Topic Guide
Group B Strep: A group B strep infection (GBS) may cause serious infections in pregnant women and newborns. Symptoms and signs of GBS include listlessness, poor appetite, and jaundice in newborns. Intravenous antibiotics are used to treat group B strep infections.
Fever in Children Fever is defined as a rectal temperature over 100.4 F or 38.0 C. Fever isn't life-threatening unless it is persistently high -- greater than 107 F rectal temperature. Fever is usually caused by an infection. Treatment focuses on controlling the temperature, preventing dehydration, and monitoring for serious illness.