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Fever and Infections
CMV may be passed from a mother to her baby during pregnancy and is the most common congenital viral infection.
Fever in A Newborn
Detailed information on fevers in children
Group B Streptococcus
You’ve probably never heard of group B streptococcus. That’s because you didn’t need to before you were pregnant. This bacterium generally doesn’t cause problems for healthy nonpregnant women. But it can cause illness in pregnant women and their babies. Here’s what you need to know.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Most babies with HIV contract the infection from their HIV-infected mother during pregnancy, or during labor and delivery.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis—inflammation of the lower airways—and pneumonia in babies.
Sepsis is a term for severe infection that spreads throughout the body. Sepsis in a newborn is more likely to develop when the mother has had pregnancy complications that increase the likelihood of infection.
Thrush or Candidiasis
Candidiasis is an infection caused by yeast on the skin and mucous membranes. When the infection occurs in the mouth, it is called thrush.