b, group, strep -

  This year's theme is #2020Foresight.Consider donating or planning a fundraiser from your home to support GBS awareness! Group B Strep International Promoting awareness and prevention ofgroup B strep disease in babiesduring pregnancy through early infancy Approximately 1 in 4 pregnant women carry GBS, the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). GBS can also infect babies during pregnancy and the first few months of life.Not all babies exposed to GBS become infected, but, for those who do, the results can be devastating. GBS can cause babies to be miscarried, stillborn, born prematurely, become...

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b, hepatitis -

  HEPATITIS What is it? There are five types of hepatitis -- A through E -- all of which cause inflammation of the liver. Type D affects only those who also have hepatitis B, and hepatitis E is extremely rare in the United States. How is it contracted? Type A hepatitis is contracted through anal-oral contact, by coming in contact with the feces of someone with hepatitis A, or by eating or drinking hepatitis A contaminated food or water. Type B hepatitis can be contracted from infected blood, seminal fluid, vaginal secretions, or contaminated drug needles, including tattoo or body-piercing equipment. It can...

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