Sepsis can affect anyone, at any age, and regardless of whether someone has other medical conditions. If you or your loved one has an infection that’s not getting better or is getting worse, ACT FAST. Read these stories to learn how these families were affected by sepsis.
Infections can put you and your family at risk for a life-threatening condition called sepsis.
Anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection, including COVID-19, can lead to sepsis. Each year:
About 1.7 million adults in America develop sepsis.
At least 350,000 adults who develop sepsis die during their hospitalization or are discharged to hospice.
1 in 3 patients who dies in a hospital had sepsis during that hospitalization.