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To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to analyse group B streptococcus infection rates.


Answered by Michael Matheson (03/12/2013):

The Scottish Government does not analyse Group B Streptococcus infection rates, however Health Protection Scotland does and has produced the following table:

Table 1: Number and incidence of confirmed laboratory reports of invasive Streptococcal Group B infections by year (2009-2013 up to mid-June) in those aged up to 90 days

Number of Invasive Streptococcal Group B Reports by Year

 

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013*

Early onset (defined as less than 7 days of age when sample taken) number of reports

27

27

27

27

7

Early onset estimated incidence per 1000 births

0.46

0.46

0.46

0.47

0.26

Late onset (defined as 7-90 days of age when sample taken) number of reports

15

19

21

20

10

Late onset estimated incidence per 1000 births

0.25

0.32

0.36

0.34

0.37

Number of births per year (National Records Scotland)

59046

58791

58590

58027

Not available as yet * *

Note: These only relate to confirmed cases and there are a number of cases that are treated on clinical grounds and for whom there is no confirmed diagnosis.


Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 03/12/2013