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World Sepsis Day

September 13, 2021

WHAT IS SEPSIS? – DEFINITION OF SEPSIS

Sepsis arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. It may lead to shock, multi-organ failure, and death – especially if not recognized early and treated promptly. Sepsis is the final common pathway to death from most infectious diseases worldwide, including viral infections such as SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19.

SEPSIS – EXPLAINED IN 3 MINUTES

The following video explains sepsis in 3 minutes – including the most common causes, symptoms, how it can be diagnosed and treated, and more. Besides English, it’s available in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Turkish, German, and Russian (embedded below).

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September 13, 2021
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https://www.worldsepsisday.org/sepsis