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health: Experts say sepsis will be more fatal than cancer and heart attack

Also in developing countries like India, multi-drug resistance due to gross overuse of antibiotics is probably causing a higher mortality,” said Yatin Mehta, Chairman, Institute of Critical Care and Anaesthesiology, Medanta — The Medicity, Gurugram.This is because sepsis can be caused by many common diseases such as dengue, malaria, UTIs or even diarrhoea.Mehta was speaking at the recently held Sepsis Summit India 2021, organised by the health awareness institution — Integrated Health and Wellbeing (IHW) Council.Besides the use of antibiotics, the experts also noted the lack of awareness and early diagnosis.

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