Americans are more concerned about sepsis than ever before in the Internet age.

Some of that heightened awareness came recently, after Patty Duke’s family went public about the fact that she died from the condition. The day the news broke, Google searches for the word “sepsis” spiked 827 percent. Recent spikes in search terms like “sepsis symptoms” and “what is sepsis” clearly indicate an interest in the condition and how people can protect themselves.

This dovetails with the ongoing efforts of medical professionals and policy makers to reduce cases of sepsis in hospitals. Read the full article in The Huffington Post.