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The Globe, GBSI's e-Newsletter
Promoting awareness and prevention of group B strep disease
in babies before birth through early infancy
January 2019 
What's Coming up
February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
sponsored by GBSI on the US National Health Observance Calendar

Click HERE for our poster, patient handout and other resources for your practice


Join us at the
Prenatal Infection Prevention Symposium!
February 25-28, 2019

The symposium is all online, no travel necessary!
Registration is complimentary 
CME credit will be available

gbsi.me/PIPS

Presentations include:

  • Dr. Stuart P. Adler – "Prevention of Maternal–Fetal Transmission of Cytomegalovirus (CMV)."
  • Dr. Tracy Grossman – "Isolated acute funisitis in the absence of acute chorioamnionitis: what does it mean?"

The Prenatal Infection Prevention Symposium (PIPS) is a virtual collaboration of health care professionals, researchers, families, and other interested individuals working towards minimizing the burden of miscarriages, stillbirths, preterm births and babies sick at birth due to prenatal infection.

We welcome everyone with an interest in prenatal health.

Did you know?

Up to 24% of stillbirths
 in developed countries
have been attributable to infection.
(1)

Infection may contribute to
nearly half of the stillbirths
in developing countries. (2)

57,000 possibly even up to 314,600
unborn babies die in their mother's womb or are born very sick due to GBS each year. (3,4,5)
Complimentary Awareness Materials
 
To order GBS awareness materials and have them delivered straight to you in the US or Canada, please visit our online store.

If you prefer to download awareness materials straight to your computer, you can do so HERE.

 Please email info@gbs-intl.org with any questions or special requests. 
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 
― Margaret Mead
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You are the reason for change.

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REFERENCES
1) Infectious causes of stillbirth: a clinical perspective. EM MClure et al. 
Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Sep; 53(3): 635–645.
2) Stillbirth in Developing Countries: A review of causes, risk factors and prevention strategies. EM McClure, RL Goldenberg. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Mar; 22(3): 183–190.
​3) Estimates of the Burden of Group B Streptococcal Disease Worldwide for Pregnant Women, Stillbirths, and Children. AC Seale et al. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 65, Issue suppl_2, 6 November 2017, Pages S200–S219.
4) Maternal group B Streptococcus-related stillbirth: a systematic review.  C Nan et al. 
BJOG. 2015 Oct;122(11):1437-45. ​
5) www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/maternal_perinatal/stillbirth/en/ "An estimated 2.6 million stillbirths occur annually."
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