The impact of fungal infections reaffirm the value of research into the ways that fungi infect humans, and how these infections can be detected, identified and treated.
Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening, imbalanced response to a severe infection. The condition affects 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives in the U.S. every year. This year, we face additional risks because of the threat of COVID-19.
Sometimes a child develops a severe illness and can’t be treated with at-home care alone. These situations can be frightening for the parent and for the child, especially when it’s unclear what is making the child sick.
The Global Sepsis Alliance has stated that COVID-19 can cause sepsis, the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection that can lead to organ damage and death. In the U.S., one in three patients who die in a hospital die of sepsis. Many different types of infections can cause sepsis, but the most common cause is pneumonia.