Group B Strep Awareness Month
This year is the 21st year July is being observed as International Group B Strep Awareness Month.
It was created to bring awareness of group B strep to the general public . Group B strep is a bacteria that is so serious it can even lead to death.
Symptoms: About 1 in 4 pregnant women “carry” or are colonized with group B strep. There are 3 types of potential GBS disease, each with their own prevention challenges. Prenatal-onset GBS disease (before birth), Early-onset GBS disease (birth through the first 6 days of life), and late-onset GBS disease (7 days of age trough usually 3 months of age).
On this episode of We are Living Healthy, Alexis is joined by Tara Randis, Neonatologist and GBS researcher. They talk about the importance of GBS, as it is a fast acting type of bacteria so that everyone who takes care of children knows the symptoms of possible GBS and how to respond. Dr. Tara empowers women to listen to your body to recognize symptoms.
Key Takeaways from Alexis chat with Emily:
• How many people suffer from this disease?
• Talk to your Doctor.
• Recognize the severity of GBS disease.
Connect with Dr. Tara Randis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Group B strep website: groupbstrepinternational.org
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