Dr Catherine O’Sullivan – The burden of invasive GBS disease in young infants in the UK & Republic of Ireland 2014-2015

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Dr Catherine O’Sullivan – The burden of invasive GBS disease in young infants in the UK & Republic of Ireland 2014-2015

Dr Catherine O’Sullivan presented a comprehensive analysis of 817 cases of invasive group B Strep in infants under 90 days old, where the samples were drawn from sterile sites such as blood culture or spinal fluid.

“In looking from 2014 to 2015, again preliminary, but what we have at the moment, we have an incidence of 0.89 per 1,000 live births which is an increase from 2000-2001 where it was 0.72. Also in those 14-15 years we have seen increased incidence across all countries.”
Dr Catherine O'Sullivan, Research Fellow to Prof Paul Heath, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group, St George’s, University of London

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