Season Ending Close Call with Sepsis for MLB Star Proves No One is Impervious to this Deadly Syndrome

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Leonys Martin, a veteran center fielder, joined the Cleveland Indians from the Detroit Tigers, just prior to the July 31 trade deadline. By all accounts, both Leonys and his new team were delighted; Leonys was looking forward to playoff baseball and the managers at Cleveland—who lead the American League Central—were …

Maryland Mom, Misdiagnosed with Flu, Survives Sepsis to Walk Down the Aisle

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors On Christmas Eve in 2014, Amanda Flores, a 36-year-old mother of two, went into septic shock. She awoke in February as a quadruple amputee. Ms. Flores was young, healthy, and active—so how did she come so close to death from a condition that more often strikes at-risk groups like the …

Sepsis Deaths of a Young Mother and Six-Year-Old Boy in the UK Bring Attention to the Need for Rapid, Accurate Diagnosis & Timely Intervention

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors In April of this year, Natalie Billingham was taken to the Sandwell and West Birmingham hospitals by her husband, Stuart Billingham, due to flu-like symptoms and debilitating pain in her foot. According to news reports, she was examined and sent home. The next morning, her condition was much worse, so …