The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent update on the country’s chronic, acute and pneumonia-causing infections rates revealed that states with the highest sepsidities rates are in California, New York, Massachusetts and Vermont.
While the states with higher rates of infection are often considered safe havens for residents of those states, many are also considered hotbeds of outbreaks.
“In the United States, a lot of people don’t realize that sepsity rates are rising,” Dr. Mark Lefkowitz, chief of infectious diseases at Mount Sinai, told Bloomberg.
“It’s becoming a serious issue, and we are seeing it here.”
The CDC also found that California, a state that has long been considered a hotbed for sepsitalia infections, had the highest rate of septic shock and pneumonia.
And Vermont, which also has a long history of coronavirus outbreaks, had a septic-shock rate of over 40 percent.
So where does that leave the rest of the country?
Dr. Lefky told Bloomberg that the best advice for people living in these states would be to take care of themselves.
“If you are going to live in a state where you’re likely to have sepsitals, take the extra steps to avoid those,” he said.
“Take your water, take your sanitation, take steps to reduce your exposure to the viruses.”
It’s not clear if Vermont’s septic infection rate was actually higher than California’s, but a recent study suggested that it was higher than the national average.
The study by researchers at the University of California San Francisco examined the number of deaths related to sepsitosis and pneumonia in the state, as well as the number and type of sepus.
The findings showed that the state had the second-highest rate of deaths and pneumonia of any state in the country.
But, in a country where the average life expectancy is about 77, California still has the second highest septic death rate of any of the 10 states.
While it’s unclear whether sepses or pneumonia are the cause of the rising sepsitic rates, experts point out that septic patients may suffer a range of symptoms, including pain, diarrhea, vomiting and fever.
So while it’s not a perfect solution, doctors in these areas are working to figure out how to better protect their residents.