AN MP has given support to a campaign calling for a gold standard test to detect a potentially fatal newborn infection.

Rebecca Harris, MP for Castle Point, attended the launch of Group B Strep Support’s national campaign.

Group B Strep is a number of infections which can cause serious complications that can be life-threatening for newborn babies.

The charity Group B Strep Support is calling for all women to be given a test late in pregnancy to see if they carry the bacteria which can be passed onto their babies.

The charity is dedicated to eradicating group B Strep infections, including meningitis, in babies.

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