Women Carriers of Group B Streptococcus IO9 V6.4
Joint Trust Guideline with JPUH – Group B Streptococcus GBS is recognised as the most frequent cause of severe early-onset <7 days age infection in newborn infants.
GBS is present in 20-40% of adults so called ‘colonisation’ with highest rate in people of black African ancestry and lowest in people of South Asian ancestry
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