Group B streptococcus and respiratory syncytial virus immunisation during pregnancy: a landscape analysis.

@article{Heath2017GroupBS,
  title={Group B streptococcus and respiratory syncytial virus immunisation during pregnancy: a landscape analysis.},
  author={Paul Trafford Heath and Fiona J. Culley and Christine Jones and Beate Kampmann and Kirsty Le Doar{\'e} and Marta C Nunes and Manish Sadarangani and Zain Chaudhry and Carol J. Baker and Peter J M Openshaw},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={
          e223-e234
        }
}
Group B streptococcus and respiratory syncytial virus are leading causes of infant morbidity and mortality worldwide. No licensed vaccines are available for either disease, but vaccines for both are under development. Severe respiratory syncytial virus disease can be prevented by passively administered antibody. The presence of maternal IgG antibody specific to respiratory syncytial virus is associated with reduced prevalence and severity of respiratory syncytial virus disease in the first few… CONTINUE READING
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