Neonatal Sepsis, 2015
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 2015, 58 cases (0.84 cases per 1,000 live births) were reported compared to 60 cases in 2014. Among these cases, all were identified via blood or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Most cases (84%) were culture-positive within the first 2 days of life. In 2015, Escherichia coli was the most common bacteria (25) followed by group B Streptococcus (16), Streptococcus viridians (6), Haemophilus influenzae (2; both nontypeable), Klebsiella spp. (2), and 1 each of Arthrobacter spp, Enterococcus spp., Gordonia spp., group A Streptococcus, group C Streptococcus, group D Streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
- For up to date information see>> Neonatal Sepsis
- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2015