TITLE

Easing the Burden: Characterizing the Disease Burden of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Disease to Motivate Prevention

AUTHOR(S)
Schrag, Stephanie J.; Schuchat, Anne
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/1/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p1209
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the incidence and characteristics of invasive disease due to group B streptococci (GBS) among neonatal in Great Britain and Wales. Development and licensure of an adolescent or maternal GBS vaccine is likely the most effective and sustainable longterm prevention strategy for a wide range of hospital settings and countries. If immunity does not wane rapidly, a single vaccine series may be sufficient to protect women throughout their childbearing years. Although adolescent vaccination strategies would alleviate concerns about vaccination during pregnancy and might prevent adverse outcomes during early pregnancy.
ACCESSION #
13058649

 

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