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 …

British Health Officials Warn of Record High Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, including Resistant Strains

by the bioMérieux Connection Editors One hard-to-diagnose pathogen linked to female infertility Public health officials in the UK warned the public of exceptionally high incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, including drug resistant infections. On June 5th, Public Health England (PHE) issued a warning about “a considerable growth in new diagnosis of gonorrhea and syphilis in …