Group B Streptococcus (group B strep, GBS) are bacteria that come and go naturally in the body. Most of the time the bacteria are not harmful, but they can cause serious illness in people of all ages. In fact, group B strep disease is a common cause of severe infection in newborns. While GBS disease can be deadly, there are steps pregnant women can take to help protect their babies.
2010 Prevention Guidelines
View the 2010 Guidelines, available as printer-friendly 36-page PDF or web pages.
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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 GBS test.
Download “Prevent Group B Strep” App for Clinicians
Prevent GBS is a free app available for iOS and Android devices. The app allows healthcare providers to easily access patient- and scenario-specific GBS guidance from anywhere and at any time.
Estreptococo del grupo B: lo que debe saber
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- Page last updated: May 29, 2018
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