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GBS Infection Responsible for Nearly 150,000 Fetal and Infant Deaths

GBS Infection Responsible for Nearly 150,000 Fetal and Infant Deaths

Findings of a study published in the journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases suggest that Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacterial infection causes at least 147,000 stillbirths and infant deaths out of the 410,000 cases of GBS reported yearly. Over 100 researchers worldwide participated in the study—resulting in 11 research papers.  The study reported the highest burden of GBS in Africa, accounting for 54% of the cases of infection and 65% of the cases of stillbirth and infant death, despite having only 13% of the world’s population. The countries with the highest incidence of GBS were India, China, Nigeria, the United States, and Indonesia. Many of the researchers note the urgency for a vaccine against the bacteria. According to MIMS Today, several GBS vaccines are in development. For infants that survive the infection, GBS can lead to complications that may result in hearing problems or cerebral palsy.

If you believe your baby contracted a GBS infection during labor or delivery, please contact our expert birth injury lawyers at 877-262-9767 to discuss your situation.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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