Neonatal Sepsis, 2011
Statewide surveillance for neonatal sepsis 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 2011, 56 cases of neonatal sepsis (0.82 cases per 1,000 live births) were reported compared to 58 cases (0.82 cases per 1,000 live births) in 2010. Among these cases, all were identified via blood or cerebral spinal fl uid (CSF). Most cases (86%) were culture-positive within the fi rst 2 days of life. In 2011, group B Streptococcus was the most common bacteria isolated (21) followed by Escherichia coli (17), Streptococcus viridians (3), other Streptococcus spp. (3), Staphylococcus aureus (3), Enterococcus spp. (3), Actinomyces spp. (2), and 1 each Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, group D Streptococcus,
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