Neonatal Sepsis, 2009

Statewide surveillance includes reporting of any bacteria (other than coagulase-negative Staphylococcus) isolated from a sterile site in an infant <7 days of age, and mandatory submission of isolates.

In 2009, 45 cases of neonatal sepsis (0.62 cases per 1,000 live births) were reported compared to 69 cases (0.93 cases per 1,000 live births) in 2008. Among these cases, all were identified via blood or cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). Most cases (82%) were culture-positive within the first 2 days of life. In 2009, group B Streptococcus was the most common bacteria isolated (16) followed by Escherichia coli (11), Streptococcus viridians (7), Haemophilus influenzae (5), and 1 each of Enterobacter sakazakii, Salmonella spp., Group A Streptococcus, Listeria spp., Proteus mirablis, and Streptococcus spp.

Updated Friday, 19-Nov-2010 15:16:37 CST