New research published in The Lancet shows that twice as many people are dying of sepsis than previously estimated.
This year, on Friday, September 13, the Action on Sepsis Research Cluster is spreading the word about the risk of sepsis and the life-saving researching taking place in our city by hosting a public awareness event in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
In remote and under-served areas with limited access to health care, research has shown that as many children die following discharge as during their stay in the hospital, about 5 to 10 per cent in each case. Many of these post-discharge deaths are caused by sepsis, a severe over-reaction of the immune system to infection that can lead to organ failure, tissue damage and death.
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Sepsis is challenging to treat in any circumstance and kills more than 1 million infants every year worldwide, mostly in low- and middle- income countries with limited health care resources.
World Pneumonia Day is November 12, 2017. Established in 2009, World Pneumonia Day aims to raise awareness of the impact that the illness has around the world. Globally, pneumonia is the leading infectious killer of children under the age of five and kills an estimated one million kids each year.