blood poisoning

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Recent Examples on the Web The cause was severe blood poisoning and acute organ dysfunction brought on by salmonella. Bernice Yeung, ProPublica, 29 Oct. 2021 Swallowing more than one powerful magnet can lead the objects to attract each other inside the intestines, puncturing holes inside the abdomen that may lead to blood poisoning. Wilson Wong, NBC News, 17 June 2021 Mullane also got blood poisoning from an ingrown nail, so there were some extenuating circumstances. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, 29 May 2021 According to South Korean newswire Yonhap, one of the deceased was a 63-year-old nursing home resident with cerebrovascular disease, who died after showing symptoms of blood poisoning and pneumonia. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021 Swallowing more than one powerful magnet can lead the objects to attract each other inside the intestines, which can puncture holes inside the abdomen that may lead to blood poisoning. Wilson Wong, NBC News, 19 Nov. 2020 The infections caused by ESBL-E. coli bacteria are a huge problem in the UK right now, with over 40,000 cases of blood poisoning from E. coli each year in England alone—10% of which are from the drug-resistant ESBL-E. coli. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, 24 Oct. 2019 Sepsis, also known as septicemia, is blood poisoning caused by bacteria entering the bloodstream, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 17 Oct. 2019 Vaccination could cause blood poisoning; this was not intuitive in the age before germ theory but is no surprise to us today, as cowpox pus was harvested under far from sterile conditions and often harboured farmyard bacteria. The Economist, 30 Aug. 2019 See More

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1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Blood poisoning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20poisoning. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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