Reporting Neonatal Sepsis - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Reporting Neonatal Sepsis

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What to report
How to report
Who is required to report
Submitting clinical materials
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What to report

All invasive neonatal sepsis, in infants less than 7 days after birth (when bacteria is isolated from a normally sterile site, excluding coagulase-negative Staphylococcus). Neonatal sepsis must be reported to MDH within one working day.

Isolates are considered to be from invasive disease if they are isolated from normally sterile sites.

How to report neonatal sepsis

  • Neonatal Sepsis Report Form
    There are two forms that form can be used to report neonatal sepsis to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Phone
    Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.

Who is required to report

Submitting clinical materials

For neonatal sepsis, submission of clinical materials (isolate, if available) to MDH is required by rule.

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Updated Monday, December 14, 2015 at 11:26AM