In 2010, Sepsis Alliance and Harris Interactive conducted a poll to get a better understanding of how many people in the United States could define the word “sepsis.” Results showed that the majority of Americans had never heard the word and of those who had heard it, many did not know what it meant. Sepsis Alliance Survey Reveals Over 60% of Americans Don't Know Sepsis.
A repeat poll was done in 2011 and progress had been made. According to the 2011 results, 42% of Americans now had at least heard the word “sepsis.” Sepsis Awareness Shows Solid Increase Over Last Year but Still Low in U.S.
What did 2012 bring? A new survey, which was announced during Sepsis Awareness Month (September) showed that there remains a lot of work to do. Sepsis Survey Reveals Majority Americans, Especially Those Under 35, Have Never Heard of One of Deadliest Killers in America
Sepsis can occur from common events, such as surgery, the flu (see Jen Ludwin's story), and urinary tract infections (see JoniRose Filip's story). A look at the Faces of Sepsis section shows you that sepsis can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex, or ethnicity.
Watch our video, Sepsis: Emergency, to see who sepsis has affected.
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