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Haywards Heath Group B Strep charity urges NHS action

A Sussex-based charity is calling on the government to test all pregnant women for a life-threatening infection that affects newborn babies.

Group B streptococcus is a bacterium that is carried by one in four pregnant women and affects one in 2,000 babies born every year in the UK.

Charity Group B Strep Support, which is based in Haywards Heath, has campaigned to make testing routine.

  • 13 Mar 2013
  • From the section England