The results of the study conducted by researchers at the IHME Institute at Washington University, published by The Lancet, resulted in a fatal disease that causes 20 deaths every minute, and this disease is called sepsis (sepsis), and the study confirmed that it causes one in five people to die Around the world and therefore is responsible for one-fifth of deaths that occur in the world, according to the study, “Sepsis is a serious disease that affects people whose organs stop working due to an inflammatory reaction (bronchitis, bronchiolitis, influenza and pneumonia) that occurs as a result of a serious disease.” And this disease If it does not lead to death, its effects are infection Ge permanent.
Death figures and statistics with sepsis
The study concluded that:
- In 2017, 9 million cases of sepsis occurred in the world, and 11 million deaths, or one-fifth of the deaths in the world.
- More than 40% of the new cases were recorded in children under the age of five.
- The vast majority of cases (85%) were recorded in 2017 in countries with low or medium incomes, especially in (sub-Saharan Africa and the South Pacific Islands near Australia, South Asia, East and Southeast).
- The annual number of people with sepsis has declined over the past two decades by more than 50% in the world.
The study indicated that sepsis contributes to about 20% of the total deaths recorded annually in the world, according to the magazine quoting American specialists Jordan Kempker and Greg Martins, and IHME researchers at Washington University, led by Mohsen Naqawi, warned of more deaths than expected, according to the magazine. Previous estimates indicate, at the same time, that sepsis can be prevented and treated.