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Every Country, Every Family: Time to Act for Group B Streptococcal Disease Worldwide.

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Lawn, Joy E 
Chandna, Jaya 
Paul, Proma 
Jit, Mark 

Abstract

The global burden of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) was estimated for 2015 prompting inclusion of GBS as a priority in the Global Meningitis Roadmap. New estimates for the year 2020 and a WHO report analysing the full value of GBS maternal vaccines has been launched to advance evidence based decision making for multiple stakeholders. In this first of a 10-article supplement, we discuss the following (1) gaps in evidence and action, (2) new evidence in this supplement, and (3) what actions can be taken now and key research gaps ahead. We call for investment in the research pipeline, notably description, development, and delivery, in order to accelerate progress and address the large burden of GBS for every family in every country.

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Keywords

Group B Streptococcus, maternal vaccines, neurodevelopmental impairment, vaccine market shaping, vaccine readiness, Humans, Streptococcal Infections, Streptococcus agalactiae, Vaccines

Journal Title

Clin Infect Dis

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Journal ISSN

1058-4838
1537-6591

Volume Title

74

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP)