Approximately one in four pregnant women carry Group B Step (GBS),
the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns according to
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. GBS can also
infect babies during pregnancy and the first few months of life.
For more information, visit the Group B Strep website.
Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital
organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood and fights
infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be
affected. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain
medical conditions can cause hepatitis. However, hepatitis is most
often caused by a virus. There are five different hepatitis viruses,
named A, B, C, D and E. In the United States, the most common types of
viral hepatitis are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.
Here is more information about World Hepatitis Day.
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