GBS CAN be very serious~ fatal, but its also very rare for babies to catch it. From what I can tell in my mass reading on the topic, USA is one, if not the only country that routinely tests for it. There are several things you can do to get rid of the infection, as well as keep it away.
from what i can tell, its a lot like yeast...its naturally occuring and it just grows and some things make it worse where as it doesnt affect some women at all. sugar, for instance makes yeast grow and can cause gbs to get worse also.
i was positive last time and am trying to avoid it this time. im taking probiotics daily and will use hibiclens around the time of my test, as well as in labor if i test pos.
im by no means an expert, so please excuse me if im not right on about this stuff...ive done a lot of reading lately, though, so i *hope* im fairly well versed