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.
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).