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Infographic: What is sepsis?

The Sepsis Alliance lays out the basics of sepsis, including number of deaths each year and symptoms


By EMS1 Staff

SAN DIEGO — In honor of Sepsis Awareness Month, the Sepsis Alliance compiled a multitude of facts on the life-threatening infection.

Sepsis, a body-wide inflammatory response to infection that injures tissues and organs, is the third leading cause of death in the United States and survival depends on early recognition and treatment.

View the infographic below, which details the Sepsis Alliance's findings.

 

 

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