„Sepsis is now a bigger killer than cancer worldwide and claims the lives of nearly five times as many Americans as breast cancer reach year, a new study finds.
One person every three seconds dies from the condition worldwide, which accounts for almost a fifth of global deaths, say researchers.
Their Global Burden Of Disease Report (GBDR) on sepsis estimates there were 48.9 million cases in 2017, and 11 million deaths, across 195 countries and territories.
This equates to just under a fifth (19.7 percent ) of all global deaths that year, including 189,623 deaths in the US, about a third as many Americans as are killed by any cancer annually…
Experts warn that the number of deaths could rise if new ways to tackle antibiotic resistance are not found quickly.“