Woman Dies From a Scratch

Woman Dies From a Scratch

07-10-2016 15:00

This news is about a woman. She is from England. She is working in her garden. She scratches her hand.

This does not look like a big problem. However, she has pain in her shoulder. She sees a doctor. The doctor gives her pain killers.

The woman gets worse. She goes to hospital. The doctors do blood tests. The woman has sepsis. She dies two days later.

More than 150,000 people have sepsis in Britain. Forty-four thousand people die because of it.

Difficult words: scratch (a small cut), blood (the red “water” inside the body), sepsis (when there are bacteria in your body – bacteria are small animals that can make you sick).

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