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May 2019

Group-B strep screening to be offered to mums-to-be

80 hospitals throughout England, Scotland and Wales are to offer pilot screening for the life-threatening bacterial infection which affects newborns. Around one in five pregnant women carry group-B streptococcus (GBS) which, if left undiagnosed, can be passed on to the unborn child. In the UK, around 400 to 500 babies are born with the infection…

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