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For patients and families : protect yourself and your family from sepsis
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    Get ahead of sepsis : know the risks, spot the signs, act fast.

    nfections put you and your family at risk for sepsis.

    When infections and illnesses don’t improve, ask your doctor or nurse, “Could this infection be leading to sepsis?”

    Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is life-threatening, and without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly cause tissue damage, organ failure, and death.

    Sepsis happens when an infection you already have— in your skin, lungs, urinary tract or somewhere else— triggers a chain reaction throughout your body.

    This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), under Contract No. 200-2016-F-90343.

    Consumer_fact-sheet_protect-yourself-and-your-family_508.pdf

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