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Default A 35-year-old woman delivers a newborn who develops meningitis.

A 35-year-old woman delivers a newborn who develops meningitis. The mother has a streptococcus isolated from her vagina. The organism agglutinates with antiserum directed against type B surface carbohydrate. The virulence of this organism is related to a bacterial constituent that interferes with which of the following host phagocyte functions?

(A) Aggregation
(B) Chemotaxis
(C) Ingestion
(D) Intracellular killing
(E) Pseudopod formation
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