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Human health sciences : Immunology & infectious disease
Human health sciences : Pediatrics
Human health sciences : Reproductive medicine (gynecology, andrology, obstetrics)
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/111476
Prevention of group B streptococcal neonatal disease revisited. The DEVANI European project
English
Rodriguez-Granger, J. [University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain > Microbiology > > >]
Alvargonzales, J. C. [University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain > Microbiology > > >]
Berardi, A. [Universitaria di Modena, Italy > Terapia intensiva neonatale > > >]
Berner, R. [University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany > Pediatrics > > >]
Kunze, M. [University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany > Gynecology and Obstetrics > > >]
Hufnagel, M. [University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany > Pediatrics > > >]
MELIN, Pierrette mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Microbiologie médicale >]
Rosa-Fraile, M. [University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain > Microbiology > > >]
8-Feb-2012
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases : Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology
Springer
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0934-9723
1435-4373
Berlin
Germany
[en] Group B streptococci ; neonatal disease ; DEVANI ; Prevention
[en] The purpose of this paper was to present the current knowledge on the prevention of group B streptococcus (GBS)neonatal infections and the status of prevention policies in European countries and to present the DEVANI pan-European program, launched in 2008. The aim of this program was to assess the GBS neonatal infection burden in Europe, to design a new vaccine to immunize neonates against GBS infections, to improve the laboratory performance for the diagnosis of GBS colonization and infection, and to improve the methods for the typing of GBS strains. The current guidelines for GBS prevention in different countries were ascertained and a picture of the burden before and after the instauration of prevention policies has been drawn. After the issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, many European countries have adopted universal screening for the GBS colonization of pregnant women and intrapartum prophylaxis to colonized mothers. Nevertheless, some European countries continue advocating the risk factor approach to GBS prevention. Most European countries have implemented policies to prevent GBS neonatal infections and the burden of the disease has decreased during the last several years. Nevertheless, further steps are necessary in order to develop new strategies of prevention, to improve microbiological techniques
to detect GBS colonization and infection, and to coordinate the prevention policies in the EU.
European Commission
the DEVANI Project, FP7 Health-F5-2007-200481
Researchers ; Professionals ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/111476
10.1007/s10096-012-1559-0

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