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Everyone knows the of big killers like cancer, heart disease and , but few people are aware of one of the biggest killers - sepsis. Sepsis is a life- condition. Doctors say it is responsible for one in five deaths . Sepsis happens when our body's to an infection injures our own organs. Our body releases chemicals into the blood to fight an . Sepsis occurs when the body releases too many of these chemicals. The chemicals overload our and damage them. This damage can lead to organ and death. Doctors have traditionally called this blood poisoning. More than half of the sepsis cases reported worldwide occur in children, many of whom are babies.

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