Neonatal Sepsis, 2018
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 2018, 38 cases (0.55 cases per 1,000 live births) were reported compared to 53 cases in 2017. There were 6 deaths. All were identified via blood. There was 1 meningitis case. Most cases (87%) were culture-positive within the first 2 days of life. Group B Streptococcus was most common (12) followed by Escherichia coli (11), Haemophilus influenzae (6), Streptococcus viridians (2), Enterococcus spp. (2), Klebsiella pneumoniae (2), and 1 each of Group A Streptococcus, other Streptococcus spp., and Citrobacter spp.
- For up to date information see>> Neonatal Sepsis
- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2018