Sepsis is a global health crisis. It affects more than 27 million people every year, 7 to 9 million
die – one death every 3.5 seconds.Depending on country, mortality rates vary between 15 and greater
than 50 %.
Many surviving patients suffer from the consequences of sepsis for the rest of their lives.
Certain people are at an even higher risk. Those include:
- Children under 1 year - Adults over 60 - People with chronic diseases, e.g. lung, liver, heart - People with weakened immune systems, e.g. AIDS, Diabetes.