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Group B Strep International
Promoting awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies before birth through early infancy
We are grateful to our GBS community for all the advances in GBS knowledge and awareness in 2022 and look forward to all we can accomplish together in 2023!

Join us in sharing GBS info through social media and from our website and stay tuned for our July GBS awareness campaign!
January 2023
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January Observance Dates

January 23 is Maternal Health Awareness Day!

Did you know that GBS is a frequent cause of maternal health issues? These issues include urinary tract infection, intra-amniotic infection, endometritis, post C-section wound infection, and bacteremia.

Let's make sure that our GBS community is doing all we can to be aware of and improve maternal health!

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#MaternalHealthAwarenessDay
February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

A prenatal infection is an invasive growth of germs in the body that can affect the health of the pregnancy, the pregnant mother, and the baby after birth. Our goal every February is to educate people on how to help prevent the many types of prenatal infections year-round.

Group B strep is an often unrecognized cause of prenatal infection. Check out our knowledge-based strategies which may help prevent some GBS infections before birth. Other common causes of prenatal infection include cytomegalovirus (CMV), listeria, and the Zika virus, each with their own prevention strategies.

Check out our toolkit with resources to help you promote prenatal infection prevention in February and throughout the year!
Recent Publications

We are grateful to those working to better understand group B strep and prevent GBS disease in babies!

Neonatal invasive disease caused by Streptococcus agalactiae in Europe: the DEVANI multi-center study

Molecular Epidemiology of Group B Streptococcus Colonization in Egyptian Women

A cohort study of intrapartum group B streptococcus prophylaxis on atopic dermatitis in 2-year-old children

Simultaneous carriage of multiple serotypes of Group B Streptococcus: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Incidence of Group B Streptococcus Disease in Infants in China: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

A randomized controlled trial of an oral probiotic to reduce antepartum group B Streptococcus colonization and gastrointestinal symptoms

Group B Streptococcus adaptation promotes survival in a hyperinflammatory diabetic wound environment

Interested in more studies? Check out our GBS Medical Articles and Abstracts sorted by topic.
Test Your Knowledge on GBS

How much do you know about group B strep? Find out by taking a 10-question quiz! Share the quiz with a friend or colleague to help spread awareness of GBS!

Quizzes:
General GBS | Prenatal-onset | Early-onset | Late-onset 
Share Our GBS Awareness Materials

Check out our downloadable awareness materials ranging from our brochure on "How to Help Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep (GBS)" to a variety of informational .pdfs to hand out or post on your bulletin board!

Our awareness ribbons and logos are also available to view and download in a variety of languages.
The WAVES Study

We are working to identify gaps in care and communication surrounding GBS disease. To do this we need your help! We are asking both mothers who have had a baby infected with GBS and those who have not to share their experiences in this survey if they have conceived on or after January 1, 2003.

Please share the link gbs-intl.org/waves with your contacts and social media. Together we can wave goodbye to GBS disease! 

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Fundraise!

Looking for ways to get involved and spread awareness in your community? Consider fundraising for GBSI!  Whether it's an online fundraiser or event, every effort helps!

Ask people to donate directly online
Learn more about fundraising

Help Support Our Efforts

​We are grateful for donations to help us further our mission of spreading GBS awareness and prevention worldwide.

If you'd like to set up a recurring donation on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis, please donate via our campaign platform.  

Group B Strep International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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