Group B streptococcus (GBS) infection is a bacterial infection that is believed to cause 1 to 2 of every 1,000 babies born in the United States to become sick or die. It should not be confused with Group A streptococcus, which commonly causes strep throat and, rarely, a potentially deadly destruction of flesh.
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Offers information on the Jesse Cause Crusade.
Group B Strep (GBS)
Contains information and links.
Group B Strep International
Offers news and information.
Group B Strep Support
Offers information and support to families affected by GBS.
Learn About Group B Strep
Includes FAQs, a mailing list, links, and information.
MeSH Descriptor Data: Streptococcus Agalactiae
Contains MeSH information.
Prevention of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Infection American Academy of Family Physicians
Offers information and resources.
Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease
Guidelines prepared by the National Center for Infectious Diseases.
Very Well: Group B Strep
Article by Robin Elise Weiss about how having this bacterial infection during pregnancy can affect the baby.
Revised Guidelines for Prevention of Early-onset Group B Streptococcal (GBS) Infection
Abstract article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (March 01, 1997)
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