GBS-info.net (Norwegian) An informative website in Norwegian about GBS, pregnancy, and birth. This site includes a discussion forum as well as a very special page of stories of babies who have been infected by GBS.
Group B Strep Australia Group B Strep Australia can only provide information, not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
Nathan's Group B Strep Meningitis Story This Facebook page was made by Nathan's parents to create an awareness of the need for group B strep testing for pregnant women in South Africa. Nathan's parents lost their sweet baby boy at only four days of age due to group B strep.
GBS Guidelines Worldwide
United States of America
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The United States CDC’s mission is to monitor the burden of Group B streptococcal disease through active surveillance and to motivate, support and evaluate efforts to prevent maternal and newborn Group B streptococcal infections in the United States and globally.
All group B Streptococcus (GBS) prevention guidance found on CDC’s website pertains to the 2010 guidelines only. CDC will maintain these resources until the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and American Society of Microbiology (ASM) publish all their updated guidance. click HERE for the current GBS prevention guidelines.
In June 2019, ACOG published a new Committee Opinion—Prevention of Group B Streptococcal Early-Onset Disease in Newborns. An interim update regarding penicillin allergy testing, categories for penicillin, and penicillin doses was issued in February 2020. ACOG’s guidance replaces the 2010 guidelines published by CDC.
Please click HERE for a presentation on the Revised GBS Guidelines by lead author, Dr. Karen M. Puopolo.
ASM is currently reviewing GBS laboratory guidance. In the meantime, microbiologists should continue to follow the guidance included in the 2010 GBS guidelines. Once all three organizations finish publishing updated GBS prevention guidance, CDC will remove all guidelines resources from its website.
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