New data published in MBRRACE-UK’s Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report 2020 has found that group B Strep is the most commonly identified cause of stillbirth and neonatal death.
For the first time, data were presented on infectious causes of stillbirth and neonatal death, which showed that group B Strep is the leading single infectious cause of extended perinatal death.
“This is the first time that MBRRACE-UK has presented data on stillbirths and neonatal deaths caused by group B Strep. Now it’s clear that GBS is the leading single cause of extended perinatal deaths in the UK, we call on policy makers to develop strategies to reduce this usually preventable burden.”Jane Plumb MBE FRCOG FRSA, Chief Executive, Group B Strep Support.
Read more at Group B Strep Support.