Surviving sepsis: awareness raising and a case study

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medical_writingI caught ‘flu mid-January. In the grand scheme of things, that in itself isn’t such a big deal. Thousands of people get ‘flu every year. Ordinarily, I get the ‘flu shot, but last year I somehow didn’t get around to it.

I have two sons at university who come home out of term times, and they were with me over Christmas, New Year and until their new term started mid January. On reflection, it was pretty stupid of me to neglect my ‘flu injection as students tend to come into contact with a lot of bugs, of course “Fresher’s ‘Flu” is usually almost a compulsory student experience.

I won’t ever miss my jab again, that’s for sure.

I had a pneumonia shot a couple of years back, which protects me from the most common type of pneumonia – caused by streptococcus pneumoniae – for ten years. Unfortunately, there are several…

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