PANAMA CITY, Fla. - At least 250,000 Americans die from sepsis in the U.S. each year, making it so important to know the signs and how to prevent a simple infection from turning into a more serious problem.
"Let's say you develop an upper respiratory illness in the Fall, turns into pneumonia, you don't realize it, and you get some medication to assist it, but it progresses, because simply that infection has taken over your entire body."
Sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and sometimes even death.
"Once they reach a certain level of sepsis it's really hard to get them back from that illness," said Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Ann Wunder.
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