Neonatal Sepsis, 2016
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 2016, 59 cases (0.85 cases per 1,000 live births) were reported compared to 58 cases in 2015. All were identified via blood or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Most cases (90%) were culture-positive within the first 2 days of life. Group B Streptococcus was most common (21) followed by Escherichia coli (17), Streptococcus viridians (7), Enterococcus spp. (6), Staphylococcus aureus (3), other Streptococcus spp. (2), and 1 each of Haemophilus influenzae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella spp.
- For up to date information see>> Neonatal Sepsis
- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2016