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Halifax Health Engaged in Stealth War on Sepsis

A single question drives some of the decision-making in the emergency room at Halifax Health Medical Center: Does this patient have an infection?

In medicine, few things are as elusive as sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition triggered when the body responds to an infection. If it’s caught early, it can be contained and treated. But the symptoms – a fever, difficulty breathing or a rapid heart rate – are so common the condition often is not diagnosed.

Read more at the Daytona Beach News-Journal