Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a common bacterium that can cause severe illness in newborn babies. The risk of GBS being passed from a mother to her baby is highest during labour or delivery and there are calls for all pregnant women in the UK to be screened for the infection.
SourceNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987) 26:33 pg 25
Diagnostic Tests, Routine
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Pub Type(s)Journal Article