“Prevention is better than cure.” – Desiderius Erasmus
Even if parents has taken all the offered steps to prevent group B strep, there is still a possibility of an invasive group B strep infection in her baby. After birth a baby can become infected from sources other than the birthing parent and >60% of early-onset cases occur to infants whose birthing parent tested negative.
This is why knowing and recognizing the signs is so important! GBS is a fast-acting type of bacteria, potentially making an otherwise healthy-appearing baby critically ill within hours. Being able to recognize the signs of infection is imperative for seeking and receiving prompt medical treatments for better outcomes. Help make sure no baby is overlooked!
Countries that have implemented universal screening for GBS colonization during pregnancy include Canada, United States of America, Argentina, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Hong Kong, and Japan as well as regions of Italy and Australia.
Efforts are being made worldwide to implement better GBS care in all countries. Please share country-focused resources and articles with GBSI at email@example.com.
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