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Sepsis Facts
Sepsis is common and often deadly. It remains the primary cause of death from infection, despite advances in modern medicine like vaccines, antibiotics, and intensive care.

Sepsis is always caused by an infection, most often by bacteria, but sometimes by fungi or protozoa (such as malaria). That means that preventing infection is one of the best ways to prevent sepsis.
Suspect sepsis
If you, a relative, or a patient feels "severely sick", "that something is wrong", or "are not yourself", and shows any of the following symptoms, you should suspect sepsis:

If you suspect sepsis, it is an emergency, like a heart attack, stroke, or multiple trauma. The patient requires immediate medical attention in a hospital with an intensive care unit.
Sepsis is an emergency – act fast
If you suspect sepsis, it is an emergency, like a heart attack, stroke, or multiple trauma. The patient requires immediate medical attention in a hospital with an intensive care unit.