Streptococcus Causes Preventable Stillbirths & Infant Deaths

One in five pregnant women around the world carry Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria which is a major, yet preventable, cause of maternal and infant ill health globally, according to a new research supplement published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Conservative estimates reveal that out of 410 000 GBS cases every year, there will be an estimate 150 000 stillbirths and infant deaths globally.

 

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