Table 2

Causative organisms in 274 cases of neonatal meningitis

Number of cases Died
Group B β haemolytic streptococci69  (25)8  (12)
Escherichia coli 26 (10)4 (15)
Listeria monocytogenes 7 (3)1
Haemophilus influenzae 1 (<1)0
Neisseria meningitidis 5 (2)0
Streptococcus pneumoniae 8 (3)1
Other Gram positive bacteria17 (6)0
Other Gram negative bacteria11 (4)0
Enteroviruses18 (7)0
Candida albicans 4 (2)0
Sterile CSF96 (35)2 (2)
CSF sample not collected12 (4)2
  • Values in parentheses are percentages.

  • CSF, Cerebrospinal fluid.