Prevalence of Streptococcus agalactiae Infection among pregnant women in Sana'a City/Republic of Yemen and its implications for cervical cancer risk


Author(s): Zamzam Ali Hezam ALJedri, Methaq Nasser Algabr, Nabil Mohammed Qaid Al-Hajj and Ammar Mohammed Ahmed Ali,

Infectious bacteria causing Cervical Cancer Risk are one of the major pathogens especially in developing countries. In Yemen infectious incidents are increased in recent years due to many factors as lack of regular medical check-up, carless of taking the full amount of antibiotic and malnutrition particularly among children and pregnant women. Streptococcus agalactiae is classified as one of the most pathogens infected pregnant women. The main aim for this study was to determining the prevalence of S. agalactiae infection among pregnant women in Sana'a City-Yemen. A cross-sectional study was carried out which include 150 pregnant women who were attending some government and private hospitals in Sana'a City for seeking health care. The period of collecting samples starting from 31 May-2021 to 12 July-2021. Results showed that, 14.2% of the examined pregnant women were infected with S. agalactiae and the infectious incidents with S. agalactiae were positively affected by some studied factors as level of education (p<0.042), number of abortion (p<0.001), previous abortions (p<0.001), and number of delivered (p<0.042). In conclusion, the obtained percentage 14% of Yemeni infected pregnant women with S. agalactiae could be comparable with that reported in different developing countries. Further studies with large sample size are recommended.

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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