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Do I have group B strep infection if I am a carrier?

Being a carrier for group B strep bacteria does not mean you have an infection. It only means that you have group B strep bacteria in your body, usually living in the rectum or vagina. You would not feel the bacteria or have symptoms like a yeast infection. These bacteria are usually not harmful to you—only to your baby during labor or soon after being born.

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