Reporting Neonatal Sepsis
What to report
All invasive neonatal sepsis (bacteria isolated from a sterile site, excluding coagulase-negative Staphylococcus) less than seven days after birth must be reported to MDH within one working day.
- Isolates are considered to be from invasive disease if they are isolated from normally sterile sites.
How to report neonatal sepsis
- Neonatal Sepsis Report Form
There are two forms that form can be used to report neonatal sepsis to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.
Submitting clinical materials
For neonatal sepsis, submission of clinical materials (isolate, if available) to MDH is required by rule.
- Clinical Materials
Clinical materials must be submitted according to these guidelines.
Who is required to report
- Health care practitioners (health care facilities, medical laboratories, and in certain circumstances veterinarians and veterinary medical laboratories) are required to report disease to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) under Minnesota state law.
- Unless previously reported, every licensed health care provider who provides care to any patient who has, is suspected of having, or has died from a reportable disease is required to report.
- Any person in charge of any institution, school, child care facility, or camp is also required to report disease to MDH.
More about Neonatal Sepsis
- Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) Neonatal Sepsis Expanded Surveillance (HiNSES)
Surveillance for Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) Neonatal Sepsis is being expanded among neonatal, pregnant and post-partum patients effective January 1, 2016.