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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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August 26, 2016

  • Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection.
  • Sepsis begins outside the hospital for nearly 80% of patients, yet 7 in 10 patients with sepsis had recently used healthcare services or had chronic diseases requiring frequent medical care.
  • Health departments can help advance sepsis prevention and promote early recognition, vaccination, and chronic disease management in healthcare and community settings―read how states and health organizations are improving sepsis survival.
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  • Page last reviewed: July 22, 2016
  • Page last updated: July 22, 2016
  • Content source:
    • Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
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