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How to prevent sepsis:
Title: Influenza illustration South Africa
Credit: WHO /Isadore Brown
Date of exposure: 00/12/2009
Caption: Black skin man washing his hand on a tap. South Africa.

Title: PHC in India
Credit: WHO /Christopher Black
Date of exposure: 25/09/2008
Country: India
Caption: India. A health worker is vaccinating a baby. His mother is holding him. They are surronded by other mothers.

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Over the past year we've been collecting the questions we receive most frequently about sepsis. Please share this information with your friends and family. Don’t see your question on the list? Get in touch with us, and we’ll do our best to help.
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.
What is sepsis
Pat had a pneumococcus sepsis because he lost his spleen after a car accident as a teenager. He experienced multiple organ failure, followed by critical illness polyneuropathy.
How to prevent sepsis
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: