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Streptococcus is a general name that has been assigned to the class of bacteria, which induce mastitis in dairy cows. Streptococcus agalactiae is a common cause of sub clinical and mild to moderate clinical mastitis infections in dairy cows. In the case of sub clinical infections, the cows present an elevated somatic cell count but there exists no abnormality with the milk.


Thus, the UK administration for prevention of spread of S. agalactiae concentrates its attention on the adoption of good means of cleaning for milking process. And also, the isolation of cows suffering from S. agalactiae is considered crucial.
Streptococcus agalactiae also called as group B Streptococcus is one of the commonest cause of invasive disease in neonates in UK (Public Health Laboratory Services, 2002) and USA (Schuchat, 1999). It is being considered as an emerging pathogen in the elderly (Henning, et al., 2001). Maternal sepsis is one of the inscribed side effects of S. agalactiae. The
In the descriptive epidemeology of S. agalactiae, capsular stereotyping is one of the mainstays. In total nine capsular stereotypes have been described by the scientific contribution to this essential field of attention. The capsular stereotypes that have been brought to the platform of knowledge include Ia, Ib, and II to VIII. Amongst these, the stereotype III S. agalactiae strain is crucial for understanding since it holds the base of reason for the causation of majority of infections, including meningitis (Schuchat, 1998). ...
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