Cases of Sepsis Double In The Permian Basin 9/12/13
CBS 7 News
September 12, 2013
ECTOR COUNTY-MCH and Texas Tech will be taking part of World Sepsis Day tomorrow.
The two have partnered up to host local outreach events, in order to raise awareness of severe sepsis.
Severe sepsis is an illness in which the body has a severe response to either bacteria or germs that can cause damage to the body’s organs or death.
According to Tiffany Harston at MCH, more than 780,000 people develop severe sepsis each year in the U.S., and nearly 215,000 people die each year from the disease.
These numbers are higher than the number of deaths due to heart attacks, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and AIDS, combined.
Harston says volunteers will be handing out informational brochures and giveaways at the following locations tomorrow:
-Clinics at Walmart 10am-2pm (4210 John Ben Shepperd Pkwy)
-MCH Cafeteria 11am-1pm (500 W 4th St)
-Mission Fitness 9 am-12 pm (8050 Hwy 191)
For more information on sepsis you can visit www.sepsisalliance.org.