July Is Strep Throat Awareness Month


Group B Strep (GBS)

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.

About Group B Strep

Causes, how it spreads, symptoms, treatment, prevention, fast facts…

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For Clinicians

Clinical overview of GBS disease, patient-specific GBS app…

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For Laboratorians

Resources, for laboratorians, including standard operating procedures…

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Prevention Guidelines

View GBS prevention guidelines…

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Selected scientific articles related to GBS…

2019-2020 Guidelines Update

Learn more about new guidance for preventing and managing early-onset GBS disease in newborns.



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