Journey in Life: 08/24/18

Friday, August 24, 2018

"Blood poisoning" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Mattia Belletti.

'Blood poisoning' nghĩa là ngộ độc máu, nhiễm trùng máu (Blood poisoning is a serious infection. It occurs when bacteria are in the bloodstream. Despite its name, the infection has nothing to do with poison. Although not a medical term, “blood poisoning” is used to describe bacteremia, septicemia (nhiễm trùng máu), or sepsis. Still, the name sounds dangerous, and for good reason.)

Ví dụ
People often refer to sepsis as “blood poisoning” but that term doesn’t accurately capture the true nature of the condition. Sepsis is actually caused by the body’s “revved-up” immune system used to fight infections that happen when germs enter a person’s body and multiply.

Patients often develop septicemia or blood poisoning, which can be acquired by eating contaminated (bị ô nhiễm, làm độc) or raw seafood and having open wounds exposed to contaminated seawater.

I knew you risk getting things like athlete's foot from trying on shoes but blood poisoning is far more serious. You don't know whose feet have been in the shoes before you. Sienna has been really ill, the infection was moving up her leg and spreading to the rest of her body. I'm so glad I got her to the hospital quickly. With mums and dads doing back-to-school shopping I would advise them to take a spare pair of socks with them.

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In Germany, beer consumption (tiêu thụ bia) is up as temperatures (nhiệt độ) remain unusually high (cao bất thường). This is good and bad news for the beer industry.

While the breweries (cơ sở sản xuất bia, nhà máy bia) have more than enough beer to go around, they're running out of (thiếu, hết) bottles (chai) because customers are not returning their empties (chai không, chai rỗng) quickly enough (đủ nhanh).

Germans care about the environment (môi trường) about as much as their beer; that's why the glass bottles are recycled. Customers pay a small deposit (khoản tiền đặt cọc nhỏ) on each one, which they get back when they return it to a store.

There are about 4 billion beer bottles in circulation (lưu thông) somewhere in Germany, and each bottle is refilled (đổ đầy lại) up to 30 times,...