Sepsis kills over 350,000 adults and 6,800 children each year in the U.S. Recognizing the signs of sepsis and urgently seeking treatment when symptoms are first noticed can save lives and reduce long-term disabilities.
What is sepsis?
Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.
Who can get sepsis?
Anyone. While some people are at higher risk, anyone with an infection can develop sepsis.
What are the warning signs of sepsis?
Find more information and resources at sepsis.org.