International Group B Strep Awareness Month, observed in July and sponsored by Group B Strep International, 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.
International Group B Strep Awareness Month Sponsor:
Group B Strep International
To learn more, visit http://www.groupbstrepinternational.org
The awareness color for Infant Infection is Pink and Blue.