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GBS Public Awareness, Advocacy, and Prevention—What’s Working, What’s Not and Why We Need a Maternal GBS Vaccine

This article, published in Vaccine, provides an overview of group B Streptococcus (GBS) disease burden and awareness-raising activities, and outlines current prevention and screening strategies. The authors argue that vaccination, once available, could prevent more cases of GBS infection than any other strategy. The article also examines what is needed before a vaccine can be introduced and considered acceptable, as well as summarizes what a “perfect” GBS vaccine would look like. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Burns G, Plumb J

Published: 2013

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Citation: Burns G, Plumb J. GBS Public Awareness, Advocacy, and Prevention—What’s Working, What’s Not and Why We Need a Maternal GBS Vaccine. Vaccine. 2013;31(Suppl 4):D58-D65. 

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: North America and Europe