Neonatal Sepsis, 2008: DCN - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Neonatal Sepsis, 2008

Neonatal sepsis was added to the Minnesota Rules Governing Communicable Diseases in September 2005. Surveillance and collection of isolates in addition to neonatal sepsis caused by group B Streptococcus began in January 2006. Statewide surveillance includes reporting of any bacteria (other than coagulase-negative Staphylococcus) isolated from a sterile site in an infant <7 days of age.

In 2008, 70 cases of neonatal sepsis (0.95 cases per 1000 live births) were reported compared to 55 case-patients (0.75 cases per 1000 live births) in 2007. Among these case-patients, all were identified via blood or cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). Most case-patients (84%) were culture-positive within the first 2 days of life. In 2008, group B Streptococcus (24) was the most common bacteria isolated followed by Escherichia coli (18), Streptococcus viridians (12), Haemophilus influenzae (3), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2), Klebsiella spp. (2), Streptococcus pneumoniae (2), and 1 each from Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus spp. other, Brachybacterium muris, Clostridium septicum, Stenotrophomonas, Enterococcus, and Aerococcus viridans. Two case-patients (3%) had more than one invasive bacteria isolated from a sterile site.

Updated Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:09PM