Suspected sepsis in patients must be treated as an emergency in the same say heart attacks are, England’s health watchdog says.
National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guidance urges medics to consider sepsis early on when treating any patients unwell with infections.
The problem, caused when the body’s immune system overreacts to infection, leads to 44,000 UK deaths a year.
But experts estimate between 5,000 and 13,000 could be avoided.
Read more at the BBC