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Stealth Disease Likely To Blame For 20% Of Worldwide Deaths

By NPR  
   January 17, 2020

A medical condition that often escapes public notice may be involved in 20% of deaths worldwide, according to a new study. The disease is sepsis — sometimes called blood poisoning. It arises when the body overreacts to an infection. Blood vessels throughout the body become leaky, triggering multiple-organ failure.

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