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Group B Strep (also known as GBS or Strep B) is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis. It is the most common cause of meningitis in babies under 3 months of age.
GBS infection can kill babies within hours of birth, and cause life-long disability in around 10% of survivors. Most GBS infections in newborn babies can be prevented by testing expectant mothers and providing targeted antibiotics during labour to the women carrying GBS.
On average in the UK, at least:
- 2 babies a day develop group B Strep infection
- 1 baby a week dies from group B Strep infection
- 1 baby a week survives with disability
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