Reporting Neonatal Sepsis
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.
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.
- Clinical Materials
Clinical materials must be submitted according to these guidelines.
More about Neonatal Sepsis
- Neonatal Sepsis
MDH comprehensive neonatal sepsis resource page.
- Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) Neonatal Sepsis Expanded Surveillance (HiNSES)
Surveillance for Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) Neonatal Sepsis is being expanded among neonatal, pregnant and post-partum patients effective January 1, 2016.