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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, "The original anti-vaxxers," 30 Aug. 2019 Mora, at the University of Hawaii, described 27 different ways the body reacts to overheating, from kidney failure to blood poisoning when the gut lining disintegrates. Aryn Baker, Time, "What It’s Like Living in One of the Hottest Cities on Earth—Where It May Soon Be Uninhabitable," 12 Sep. 2019 Less fanciful hazards of vaccination were alleged to include tuberculosis, madness, blood poisoning, cancer and syphilis. The Economist, "The original anti-vaxxers," 30 Aug. 2019 When kids swallow more than one powerful magnet, the objects can attract each inside the intestines, boring holes into the abdomen that can lead to life-threatening blood poisoning. Lindsey Tanner, The Seattle Times, "Swallowed toys, coins, batteries spark rise in tot ER visits," 12 Apr. 2019 Corinne Suter of Switzerland was third, 0.05 behind — a remarkable result for a racer who nearly needed to have her right foot amputated last year after blood poisoning that almost went untreated when training at Stelvio, Italy. Steve Douglas, The Seattle Times, "Shiffrin wins super-G, Vonn crashes at worlds," 5 Feb. 2019 Lewis was reportedly diagnosed with toxic shock syndrome, blood poisoning and flesh-eating disease. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Dad who lost lips, limbs to horrifying infection gets new mouth made from shoulder skin, tattoo," 4 July 2018 Internal injuries caused by the beating and blood poisoning were listed as causes of death. Washington Post, "India’s nationalist lawmaker arrested on rape allegation," 13 Apr. 2018 Simpson wanted to work on sepsis, a blood poisoning caused by infections. Andy Marso, kansascity, "20 years ago, KU Hospital was struggling, but now it's thriving, with new development and happier patients | The Kansas City Star," 3 Nov. 2017

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1844, in the meaning defined above

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medical : a serious condition in which harmful bacteria spread throughout a person's blood

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