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Coronavirus: Thousands of COVID-19 survivors could be diagnosed with sepsis, charity warns

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People are being warned to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of sepsis after a study found that as many as 20,000 COVID-19 survivors could be diagnosed with the condition within a year.

One in five people who receive hospital treatment for the coronavirus are at risk, according to the UK Sepsis Trust.

Sepsis is triggered when the body overreacts to an infection, causing the immune system to turn on itself - leading to tissue damage, organ failure and potentially death.

If spotted quickly, it can be treated with antibiotics before it turns into septic shock and damages vital organs.

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