CDC Releases Vital Signs Report on Sepsis
Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection. It can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sepsis is difficult to diagnose. It happens quickly and can be confused with other conditions early on. Sepsis is a medical emergency. Time matters. When sepsis is quickly recognized and treated, lives are saved. Health care providers are the critical link to preventing, recognizing, and treating sepsis. Read more in CDC's Vital Signs, www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns.