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Today is World Sepsis Day - group B Strep is a major cause of sepsis in newborn babies. Time to stop it. #WSD16 #sepsis #groupBStrep #GBSaware #StrepB #bStrep #groupStrepB #groupBStreptest #groupBStrepsupport #gbss #pregnancy #pregnant #baby #babies #prevention #InformedChoice #WhyGuess

July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month. GBS is the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns.

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Genetic evidence for single bacteria cause of sepsis identified for the first time | The study, which has been published in the academic journal PLOS Pathogens, examined the events that lead to sepsis by Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), a major human pathogen, in mice. They found that in most cases the bacteria causing sepsis was started by a single pneumococcal cell.

Patty Duke

Patty Duke - (1946-2016) born Anna Marie Duke. Stage, Broadway, film, TV actress and author. Began career as a child star on a soap opera in 1950's. Won the Oscar at age 16. Had her own TV show as a teen. Bipolar and has become an educator and advocate of mental health issues. Cause of death: sepsis from a ruptured intestine at 69.

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Think Sepsis. Time Matters.

Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can cause organ failure and death. Healthcare providers can help prevent sepsis and improve early recognition of sepsis. Think sepsis, time matters.

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What Causes Sepsis (Blood Infection) in the Elderly?

How Do You Get Sepsis (Blood Infection)? The most common cause of sepsis is a bacterial infection in the bloodstream, also known as bacteremia. Bacteremia will sometimes go away by itself, or it can lead to sepsis if the immune system fails to remove the bacteria. #Sepsis #Health #Infection

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<span class="entry-title">Mitochondrial Dysfunction Seen as Cause of Sepsis-induced Muscle Weakness</span><span class="entry-subtitle">Researchers also found mesenchymal stem cell therapy restored muscle function in a mouse model</span>