What are some common newborn infections?
An infection can begin in utero (during pregnancy), at birth (during delivery) or after birth (in the first few days and weeks). Common maternal infections that affect the fetus/newborn include: toxoplasmosis, syphilis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, zika, HIV, Hepatitis B. Common infections a baby may be exposed to at birth include: streptococcal bacteria, gonococcal bacteria, chlamydia, escherichia coli (E. coli), listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes), herpes simplex, HIV Hepatitis B. Some common postpartum infections include: bacterial meningitis, sepsis, conjunctivitis, pneumonia.