Africa: Newborns in Developing Countries Need Better Protection From Common Bacteria

[The Conversation Africa] Almost half of all deaths in children under five-years-of-age happen in the first month of life. One of the leading causes of these deaths is from a bacterial organism called Streptococcus agalactiae, also known as Group B strep. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of this infection in the world – and one in five babies will not survive the illness. Ziyaad Dangor and Sanjay Lala explain how this infection is managed and what could be done to save more lives.Read the Original Article