CDC Releases New Statement on Sepsis, Calls for More Education, Action

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CDC Releases New Statement on Sepsis, Calls for More Education, Action

Despite the fact that sepsis affects more than a million Americans each year and kills up to half of them, a new survey published by Sepsis Alliance found that fewer than half of all Americans have ever even heard of the term ‘sepsis.’ 

“As a doctor, I have treated patients with sepsis and have seen first-hand the devastation it brings to patients and families,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH.  “We have a long way to go to educate clinicians and inform the public about this all-too-common illness.”

Read more about how CDC and its partner organizations are working to raise awareness of sepsis, and improve prevention, early detection, and treatment:  http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/s0903-sepsis-awareness.html.