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International Group B Strep Awareness Month
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July 1, 2022 – July 31, 2022 CDT
International Group B Strep Awareness Month, observed in July, is a time to increase awareness of Group B Strep, promote the need for a cure, and spur advocacy on behalf of those suffering with the emotional, financial and physical burden of Group B Strep.
International Group B Strep Awareness Month recognizes that approximately one in four pregnant women carry Group B Strep, the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Group B Strep can also infect babies during pregnancy and the first few months of life.