Dr Theresa Lamagni – Epidemiology of adult and infant GBS disease in England & Wales

/Dr Theresa Lamagni – Epidemiology of adult and infant GBS disease in England & Wales

Dr Theresa Lamagni – Epidemiology of adult and infant GBS disease in England & Wales

Dr Theresa Lamagni focussed on the epidemiology of invasive group B Strep disease across all age groups from 1991 onwards, using data from Public Health England Laboratory reports between 1991 and 2014. There was a more in-depth focus on 2014 using this data supplemented with Hospital Episode Statistics data and NHS demographic batch tracing. Dr Lamagni observed that there had not been the hoped-for drop in the incidence of GBS disease following the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guidelines at the end of 2003.

“The rates of early-onset and late-onset disease have not decreased since the introduction of prevention guidelines and that’s really quite disappointing.”
Dr Theresa Lamagni, Senior Epidemiologist, Healthcare Associated Infection & Antimicrobial Resistance Department, Public Health England

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