July is Group B Strep Awareness month

01 Jul 2018
July is Group B Strep Awareness month

July is Group B Strep Awareness Month and Meningitis Research Foundation fully supports the charity Group B Strep Support as they aim to bring greater attention to this form of the disease.

Group B Streptococcal (GBS) infection is the main cause of meningitis and septicaemia in newborn babies.

GBS can be transmitted from mother to baby before or during birth, or through contact with adults who handle the baby.

Group B Strep Support and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have jointly developed an information leaflet about GBS. This is a must-read for all pregnant women. It’s available for download here.

Was your baby affected by GBS?

Please fill in this important new research survey which aims to better understand late-onset GBS infection and its impact on families. https://gbss.org.uk/info-support/community/logbssurvey/

Find out about other easy ways you can get involved in Group B Strep Awareness month here.

Group B streptococcal (GBS) - A major cause of meningitis in new-born babies
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