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Group B Streptococcus (group B strep) is a type of bacteria that causes illness in people of all ages. Also known as GBS, group B strep disease is the most common cause of severe infections in newborns that can be deadly, but it can be prevented.

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Protect your baby from group B Strep!
If you're 35-37 weeks pregnant, talk with your doctor or midwife about getting a group B strep test.


Download “Prevent Group B Strep” App for Clinicians

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Prevent GBS is a free app available for iOS and Android devices that lets healthcare providers easily access patient-specific group B strep guidance from anywhere and at any time.


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