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Image caption Sepsis is caused by the body overreacting to an infection. One in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, shows the most comprehensive analysis of the condition. The report estimates 11 million people a year are dying from sepsis - more than are killed by cancer. The researchers at the University of Washington said the "alarming" figures were double previous estimates. Most cases were in poor and middle income countries, but even wealthier nations are dealing with sepsis. WHAT IS SEPSIS? Sepsis is also known as the "hidden killer" because it can be so hard to detect. It is caused by the immune system going into over-drive. Instead of j... Full story

16 January