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As there are a number of misconceptions surrounding Group B strep (GBS) carriage and its potential harmful effects on the newborn, below are a number of links for the health professional to aid in their understanding of this important topic.
RCOG GBS information leaflet
National Screening Committee. No NHS routine screening on the NHS.
Prevention of early-onset Group B Streptococcal disease – the Northern Ireland experience.
Eastwood K, Craig S, Sidhu H, Boyle M, Gannon C, Ong G, Lupari M, Craven A, Magowan S, Ashe R. BJOG. 2014 May 23.
The accuracy of late antenatal screening cultures in predicting genital Group B Streptococcal colonisation at delivery.