Sepsis: A Global Health Threat Impacting Hundreds of Millions – What You Need to Know

ROME, Italy – Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s immune system overreacts to an infection. This extreme response can lead to damage of the body’s own tissues and organs, posing a serious health risk to individuals of all ages, particularly those with underlying health conditions. Sepsis can result in septic shock, multiple organ failure, and even death. Common signs of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate, confusion, and body pain. While …

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Hospital Failures in Case of Man Who Died from Sepsis Spark Calls for Action

Officials in Reading, England ruled that the death of Michael Nye was partly caused by hospital staff failing to spot signs of sepsis. Nye arrived at Royal Berks Hospital with symptoms of sepsis after contracting Strep A, which was part of a national outbreak that had already claimed the lives of at least two children. Assistant coroner Alison McCormick concluded that Nye’s death was a result of natural causes, but also that the actions of …

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