Neonatal Sepsis, 2007

Neonatal sepsis was added to the Minnesota Rules Governing Communicable Diseases in September 2005, and surveillance and collection of isolates in addition to group B Streptococcus began in January 2006. This statewide effort includes reporting of all bacteria other than coagulase-negative Staphylococcus isolated from a sterile site in infants 7 days of age. The most prevalent sterile sites have been in blood and CSF.

The 2006 summary consisted of 75 organisms, whereas the 2007 summary for Minnesota neonatal sepsis organisms in infants <7 days of age is as follows:

  • 23 Group B Streptococcus,
  • 7 Escherichia coli,
  • 8 Streptococcus viridians,
  • 4 Haemophilus influenzae,
  • 3 Corynebacterium spp.,
  • 3 Bacillus spp.,
  • 2 Staphylococcus aureus,
  • 2 Klebsiella spp.,
  • 2 Streptococcus pneumoniae,
  • 1 each:
    • Bacteroides spp.,
    • Enterococcus,
    • Enterobacter cloacoe,
    • Bacteroides fragilis,
    • Group A Streptococcus,
    • Group G Streptococcus,
    • Neisseria spp.,
    • Stomatococcus spp.,
    • Acinetobacter,
    • and Actinomyces spp.

Isolates were received for 54 of 64 identified neonatal sepsis organisms.

Updated Monday, August 12, 2013 at 11:57AM