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Sepsis Kills Twice as Many People as Experts Feared

Sepsis Kills Twice as Many People as Experts Feared

Sepsis, which is triggered by an infection, is the cause of 1 in 5 deaths worldwide.

It is thought to have killed 47,860 in 2017 – ranking us 45th worst out of 195 countries.

Researchers estimate the condition claimed 11 million lives globally, twice as many as first thought.

Sepsis claims one life every three seconds and is now a bigger killer than cancer, which is responsible for 9.6 million deaths annually.

Doctors are now warning that more needs to be done to reduce the rates of sepsis – especially among kids in poor areas.

CriticalCare.news
January 17, 2020

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