Group B strep (GBS) is a leading cause of meningitis and sepsis in newborns worldwide and is up to 90% preventable with proper testing and treatment. This month helps to raise awareness of GBS, highlighting the need for routine testing in pregnant women. Testing is so important since approximately 10% – 25% of pregnant women carry GBS, and about half of infections occur in mothers who have no risk factors. For more information on GBS, plus details of how you can show your support, please click here.