STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

Sepsis – signs and symptoms of the killer disease you probably haven’t heard of

Not heard of sepsis? You’re not alone.

According to a poll by the UK Sepsis Trust, 40% of the public said they’d heard the word – but of those, only 40% knew it was a medical condition. It’s one we should all be aware of, however. According to the NHS, it’s estimated that more than 100,000 people are admitted to hospital with sepsis every year, and around 37,000 people will die as a result of the condition.

On Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain, W1A actor Jason Watkins – who is supporting the UK Sepsis Trust’s new pocket guide for parents about the infection – opened up about the loss of his two-year-old daughter Maude to the condition on New Year’s Day 2011.

“Every 3.5 seconds someone around the world dies of this condition,” he said. Explaining why more people aren’t aware of sepsis, he added: “It’s complicated by other symptoms. In our case, it was simply flu.”

What is sepsis?

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https://home.bt.com/lifestyle/wellbeing/sepsis-signs-and-symptoms-of-the-killer-disease-you-probably-havent-heard-of-11364002333630

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Ebola outbreak: Live updates as 4 NHS hospitals are put on standby to deal with killer disease

The UK’s chief medical officer has told medics to watch for symptoms in patients – just a day after a Madrid nurse caught the virus in Spain
Four major NHS hospitals have been put on standby to deal with a mass  outbreak of Ebola in the UK
The four hospitals on standby include the Royal Free in north London, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals foundation trust.

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/ebola-outbreak-live-updates-4-4399551

 

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