Young mum loses her arms and legs to a killer illness that’s slaying 6,400 Aussie a year
It’s the little recognised disease that cost new mum Korina Valentine two arms, two legs and a nose when a timely dose of antibiotics could have stopped it fast.
Saving patients from sepsis is a race against time
Sepsis is caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection and requires rapid intervention. It begins outside of the hospital for nearly 80 percent of patients.
Sepsis is the most common pathway to death following an infection
Read more about sepsis and World Sepsis Day.
Reaching 4 Korina
A young NSW mother who lost her limbs to sepsis has joined the global fight to improve sepsis outcomes. Go to her website reaching4korina.com.au
Former tennis pro survives sepsis due to meningococcal disease
Former Brisbane tennis professional Isabella Holland walked for 30 minutes, six days after being brought out of an induced coma to deal with horrifying symptoms of meningococcal disease. Read more