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Subspecialties Microbiology and immunology, Guidelines and recommendations

Double Take

The severity of sepsis is notorious. What isn’t so clear is our grasp on global statistics, which inform health policy interventions, resource allocation, and clinical treatment initiatives (1). The newly published Global Burden of Sepsis study – the most comprehensive to date on the incidence and mortality of sepsis – has revealed that true global rates are over double those previously estimated. New figures put the number of cases at 48.9 million and deaths at 11 million around the world in 2017 – a far cry from the previous global estimates of 19.4 million cases and 5.3 million deaths.

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Luke Turner

While completing my undergraduate degree in Biology, I soon discovered that my passion and strength was for writing about science rather than working in the lab. My master’s degree in Science Communication allowed me to develop my science writing skills and I was lucky enough to come to Texere Publishing straight from University. Here I am given the opportunity to write about cutting edge research and engage with leading scientists, while also being part of a fantastic team!

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