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Annual survey highlights poor awareness of sepsis in the US

September 13, 2018

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Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection that develops quickly and can cause multiple organ failure and death.

It arises when the body’s immune response to an infection starts to damage its own tissues and organs.

Symptoms of sepsis include infection, fever, confusion, elevated heart rate and rapid breathing.

Each year, sepsis affects around 30 million people across the globe, and the incidence is rising by 8% every year.

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