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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 It is rumored that Queen Elizabeth died from blood poisoning as a result of an untreated tooth infection. Nicole Spector /, NBC News, "The Reason Your Dental Work Isn't Covered by Medical Insurance," 24 Oct. 2017

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1844, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of blood poisoning

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

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