Neonatal Sepsis, 2017
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 2017, 53 cases (0.77 cases per 1,000 live births) were reported compared to 59 cases in 2016. There were 5 deaths. All were identified via blood or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). There were 4 meningitis cases. Most cases (87%) were culture-positive within the first 2 days of life. Group B Streptococcus was most common (20) followed by Escherichia coli (14), other Streptococcus spp. (4), Streptococcus viridians (3), Enterococcus spp. (2), Klebsiella pneumoniae (2), Bacteroides fragilis (2), and 1 each of Haemophilus influenzae, Edwardsiella spp., Globicatella spp., Pasturella spp., Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptomyces spp.
- For up to date information see>> Neonatal Sepsis
- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2017