The contribution of infections to neonatal deaths IN England and Wales

Sarita J. Depani, Shamez Ladhani*, Paul T. Heath, Theresa Lamagni, Alan Johnson, Richard Pebody, Mary Ramsay, Mike Sharland

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Abstract

This study used anonymized death certificate data to determine the contribution of specific infections to neonatal deaths in England and Wales between 2003 and 2005. Infection was recorded in 11% of deaths, with two-thirds occurring in premature neonates. Group B Streptococcus was indicated in 32% of death certificates that specified a bacterial infection and in 11% of all infection-related deaths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-347
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Infection
  • Neonatal mortality
  • Pathogens
  • Prevention

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