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Have you heard of Sepsis?

Know Sepsis
Posted at 11:38 AM, Sep 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-22 11:38:00-04

GEORGIA, (WTXL) - South Georgia Medical Center is using the month of September to bring awareness to a potentially life threatening complication of an infection; Sepsis.

Sepsis is the presence of harmful bacteria and their toxins in tissue typically through infection of a wound. It affects 18 million people worldwide each year and is one of the ten leading causes of death worldwide.

The South Georgia Medical Center is using the national campaign to bring awareness to our area through their, "Know Sepsis" program.

If you would like to learn more about Sepsis and the "Know Sepsis" Campaign you can read more by visiting www.SGMC.org/SEPSIS or by calling 229-433-1000.