World Sepsis Day aims to raise awareness

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13 September 2012 was the first World Sepsis Day initiated by the Global Sepsis Alliance and supported by hospitals, professional associations and individuals from 93 countries. More than 100 events took place in 40 countries, inter alia in the cities Berlin, London, New York, Houston, Orlando, Beijing, Seoul, Delhi, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Lima. It aims to raise awareness among physicians, nursing staff and the general public about this devastating disease which, despite medical care, kills about one third of all infected patients.

05.11.2012

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