World Sepsis Day: faster detection may be on the way

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The research will bring faster ways to detect sepsis in children. Image by Wikimedia

Today is World Sepsis Day, and around 15,000 Australians die from the disease. Sepsis is a difficult condition to detect, and it can affect anyone, particularly children, who are more vulnerable to it. Just in Queensland, around 500 children are diagnosed and treated with sepsis. However, time is critical to treat the disease.

A new research from the University of Queensland and the Queensland Children’s Hospital is finding a faster way to diagnose sepsis.

The research just received a grant to raise awareness about the disease with parents to detect symptoms of sepsis on their children.

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